The Electric Minetruck EMT35 is a 35 t, high-productivity load capacity underground truck. It is around two times as fast as any diesel truck with the same capacity making it the most productive truck worldwide. The axles are directly driven by high efficiency electric motors increasing transmission losses. The energy is returned to the grid by regenerative braking. About 30% of the energy consumed up the ramp is regenerated going back down.
The main features of the electric minetruck are:
- The electric truck is made 20% more productive when compared to a diesel equivalent truck due to the high speed
- High efficiency electric motors brings down the energy consumption with up to 70% compared to diesel trucks
- Ventilation costs can be kept to a minimum
- Very low heat are generated in the mine