EuroTier 2018: Avant e6 electric loader


Visitors to the recent EuroTier show in Germany had the opportunity to see some of the newest innovations and releases from around the world

Finnish wheel loader manufacturer Avant is now in full production of its new e6 all electric wheeled loader. 

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The new e6 is a sister model of the company’s already established e5 but is powered by a Lithium Ion battery instead of the lead acid battery in the e5.

Using this latest battery technology allows the loader to operate in normal working conditions for up to five hours with a one hour charge time.

The e6 is designed for operators who need to use an electric loader continuously in emission sensitive areas and is priced around €45,000 (NZ$74,767).

Jani Kakela, Avant Tecno vice president as well as sales and marketing director, says, "Sales of the e6 are strong and we are in our fourth week of production now. We will be exporting it into most of our aligned countries with the US looking like early 2019 after sorting some approval issues."

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