Strategic partnership will create dual-branded, electric machines to deliver zero emissions, lower operating costs and meet market demand for battery-powered solutions
Doosan Bobcat North America, a global leader in compact equipment, and Green Machine Equipment, Inc., a manufacturer of renewable power drive systems, announced today a strategic partnership to produce electric/hydraulic Bobcat® compact excavators.
Green Machine® will custom retrofit Bobcat excavators with their proprietary battery technology to replace the standard diesel power source and will sell the machines in select markets beginning this year. These electric/hydraulic machines will provide the power and performance equivalent to diesel-powered models, along with considerably lower daily operating costs, zero emissions, reduced noise and minimal maintenance. The electric/hydraulic compact excavators will be beneficial to operators working in urban environments, such as working close to other buildings or in public spaces.
Joel Honeyman, vice president of Global Innovation at Doosan Bobcat stated that,the strategic partnership marked another key milestone in their drive to bring the latest technologies to their customers and accelerate electrification in their industry. Doosan Bobcat was excited to partner with Green Machine as part of their commitment to innovation and sustainability.
Launched in 2010, New York-based Green Machine is a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative energy company Viridi Parente, Inc. Viridi Parente is revolutionizing the future of distributed energy products. The company’s high-tech, clean, safe and sustainable battery pack has already begun displacing energy systems in a vast array of markets.
Jon M. Williams, CEO commented that, at Green Machine, they were changing the way the world used energy.By teaming up with a global leader like Doosan Bobcat, they could further advance their technology and the benefits of electrification through the power and performance for which Bobcat machines are known for. Through the partnership, they will deliver safer, more cost-effective machines that could provide construction support in nearly any project environment, indoors, outdoors, confined spaces and other applications that traditional fossil-fuel-powered equipment could not support.
Doosan Bobcat is constantly exploring new ways to advance the compact equipment industry with new technologies, services and products. Through its partnership with Green Machine, the company can continue to produce innovative products and solutions to help lead the compact equipment industry forward.
The company made innovation a part of every product they produced at Bobcat.Electrification was another step forward in their commitment to sustainability, as well as a technology that would allow their customers to work more productively, efficiently and cost-effectively. This was why the company continued to seek breakthrough innovations to empower people to accomplish more today and in the future, continued Honeyman.