Chines manufacturer Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology says the world’s first pure electric-powered truck crane, the ZTC250N-EV, recently rolled off the production line at its Quantang Industrial Park in Changsha, China.
“We have partnered with the world’s leading suppliers for green energy parts and tailored to the usage scenarios and working conditions of truck cranes,” said Wang Qitao, director of engineering for Zoomlion’s cranes branch. “The bodywork and chassis applied a ZIC intelligent collaborative control strategy, which perfectly combines the TCEMS high-efficiency energy management system and a BMS battery management system.”
The 25-ton electric-powered ZTC250N-EV truck crane maintains dynamic power in performance, and is more economical and environmentally friendly than other truck cranes in the market, Zoomlion claimed. The truck crane can reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h (56 mph), and the maximum gradeability reaches 50%. Its comprehensive energy cost can be reduced to only 35% of other fuel-powered products in the same class with zero emissions. The sound of the vehicle during driving and operating is no higher than 65 dB. The intelligent control system equipped also allows high-precision control for the vehicle.
The ZTC250N-EV can deliver more than 260 kilometres (160 miles) of range, which meets the requirement of most construction operations, the company added. It can fit standard charging plugs and industrial sockets, accommodating customers’ charging needs.
“We had set up a specialized team in 2018, consisting of staff from research, engineering, manufacturing and quality control departments, and completed the production of the truck crane within two years,” Wang concluded.