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World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Operation in Mines

World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Operation in Mines Electrified Drives C OVER STORY E LE C T RI F I E D DRIV E S World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Operation in Mines The eDumper, a gigantic dump truck, has been in operation at the La Tscharner quarry in Péry-La Heutte (Switzerland) since January 2018. It was converted from a diesel vehicle to the world’s largest electric vehicle in 18 months. Vigier commissioned Kuhn Schweiz und Lithium Storage to develop this dump truck together with research partners Bern University of Applied Sciences, NTB Interstate University of Applied Sciences Buchs, and Empa. 12 Electrified Drives M OTIVATIO N AU T H O R S In the quarry, a laden conveyor belt traveling down into the valley generates electrical energy. Might it be possible to recapture the energy generated by a dumper laden at the top of the hill (and wasted until now) during the journey Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Rizzo is Senior Research Engineer at down into the valley and store this NTB Interstate University of Applied energy in a battery? For this to work, Sciences in Buchs (Switzerland). the vehicle would need to be electricity- powered and it would have to be possi- ble to use the energy obtained with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ATZoffhighway worldwide Springer Journals

World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Operation in Mines

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Engineering; Automotive Engineering
eISSN
2366-1097
DOI
10.1007/s41321-018-0041-z
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Abstract

Electrified Drives C OVER STORY E LE C T RI F I E D DRIV E S World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Operation in Mines The eDumper, a gigantic dump truck, has been in operation at the La Tscharner quarry in Péry-La Heutte (Switzerland) since January 2018. It was converted from a diesel vehicle to the world’s largest electric vehicle in 18 months. Vigier commissioned Kuhn Schweiz und Lithium Storage to develop this dump truck together with research partners Bern University of Applied Sciences, NTB Interstate University of Applied Sciences Buchs, and Empa. 12 Electrified Drives M OTIVATIO N AU T H O R S In the quarry, a laden conveyor belt traveling down into the valley generates electrical energy. Might it be possible to recapture the energy generated by a dumper laden at the top of the hill (and wasted until now) during the journey Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Rizzo is Senior Research Engineer at down into the valley and store this NTB Interstate University of Applied energy in a battery? For this to work, Sciences in Buchs (Switzerland). the vehicle would need to be electricity- powered and it would have to be possi- ble to use the energy obtained with

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Published: Oct 29, 2018

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