Japan’s Tadano has launched the company’s first all-electric rough terrain crane, the EVOLT eGR-250N, for its home market. It is reported that EVOLT is a new word consisting of EVOLUTION and VOLTAGE, which means Tadano’s zero-emission technology and will also serve as the name of the series of the company’s all-electric product lineup. The eGR-250N rough terrain crane released is the first electric product in the series.
Tadano 25-Ton All-Electric Off-Road Crane
This move is a key step in Tadano long-term commitment to its dual-carbon goals, which include a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions from business activities, a 35% reduction in CO2 emissions from product use by 2030, and net-zero emissions by 2050. eGR-250N is the world’s first battery-powered, all-electric rough terrain crane. power source, with all lifting operations and mobile maneuvers battery-powered, with zero CO2 emissions.
The crane has the same lifting performance and traveling speed as the previous GR series 25t equipment, with a maximum lifting capacity of 25t, a maximum working radius of 34m, a maximum lifting height of 44.2m, and a maximum speed of 49km/h. Equipped with two high-output motors with a maximum output of 97kW (132PS) and a maximum torque of 2,500N-m (255kgf-m), the acceleration performance has been improved by leaps and bounds.
In terms of batteries, the eGR-250N uses a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 226kW-h. When fully charged, the eGR-250N can continue to operate for approximately 11 hours in a pure lifting environment, and in a purely driving condition, it can achieve a range of approximately 70km. in a combination of lifting and driving, it can achieve approximately 5h of lifting and 42km of driving. 8h, and can realize operation under plug-in state.
The eGR-250N is said to be priced at 148 million yen (excluding tax), or about $1.02 million. In addition, Tadano revealed at the launch event that a second batch of all-electric rough terrain cranes for the U.S. and Canadian markets are planned for the summer of 2024.
A Key Step Towards the Dual Carbon Goal
This is not the first electric device to enter the crane sector. Previously, German manufacturer Liebherr debuted two unplugged battery-powered crawler cranes, the LR 1200.1 and LR 1250.1, in 2021.
Tadano said the move into electrical equipment was a key step towards achieving its long-term goal of “dual carbon”, which includes a 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from business activities and a 35 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from product use by 2030, as well as net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
“In the spirit of greater harmony and as a member of society, Tadano contributes to improving the global environment. We have set aggressive goals for reducing operational and product emissions and will work with industry-leading companies to achieve them. Combined with previous product innovations that have reduced CO2 emissions, we are pleased to introduce our first battery/electric rough terrain crane, which will be a key driver in achieving our goal of reducing product CO2 emissions by 35 percent by 2030.” Toshiaki Ujiie, President, CEO and Representative Director of Tadano, said.
In addition, most of Tadano’s cranes manufactured in Europe can use low-emission fuels such as hydrotreated vegetable oil without modification, positively contributing to energy conservation and emission reduction.