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World's Biggest Electric Dump Truck Matches Tesla's Power Capacity

By Brian Spaen

Across the board, as we transition into a more eco-friendly world, we're attempting to go electric. While electric certainly isn't the only viable option for living greener, when it comes to technology, it's definitely an option worth exploring. When we consider travel, like cars, trucks, or trains, electric seems like an obvious choice, especially when it comes to mass production. Now, even construction workers are getting in on the eco-action, as the world's biggest fully electric dump truck, known as the E-Dumper, hits the market. 

Ciments Vigier, based in Switzerland, have been able to repurpose an old dumper truck into an environmentally friendly machine. Taking the base of an old Komatsu HD 605-7, they’ve been able to create the E-Dumper. Its biggest difference is taking out the old diesel engine and replacing it with a capacity of 700 kilowatt-hours. To put it in perspective, that’s eight batteries from the Tesla Model S combined.