New Holland E15X Electric Mini Excavator

March 16, 2023
The first commercially available electric excavator available from New Holland Construction.

New Holland Construction has introduced its first commercially available EV machine, the E15X electric power mini excavator.

The unit is built to work in a variety of spaces, from indoor construction jobs to landscaping, utility digging, and demolition.

The E15X runs on a 29-horsepower cobalt-free lithium-ion battery that powers a 21.5-horsepower motor, making it as powerful as the E14D diesel equivalent, the company says. On a fully charged battery, the excavator can operate for up to 8 hours. It can be recharged in 10 hours with a standard 110-volt outlet or within an hour with its fast charge features. The charging flexibility allows operators to fast-charge the excavator over a lunch break or slow-charge overnight.

As an electric powered engine, the E15X electric power mini excavator produces zero emissions and uses eco-friendly bio-hydraulic oil to extend service intervals. Equipped with a zero-emission status, the E15X electric power mini excavator runs noticeably quieter than a similar piece of equipment running on a diesel engine, making it optimal for any indoor jobs or jobs with low noise level requirements.

The machine features preset eco, standard, and power work modes with preset precision, normal, productivity, and individual control modes, and all modes can be independently adjusted. Power management software is used to monitor the oil flow and engine speed by detecting joystick movement and setting engine speed to reduce pressure on the hydraulics and battery.

Within seconds, the compact 360-degree E15X electric power mini excavator can become narrow enough to fit through most standard-sized doors. The variable-width undercarriage can be narrowed to 31 inches and the height can be lowered to less than 4.9 feet by rotating the roll bar. This sizing flexibility contributes to the E15X electric power mini excavator’s utility as a tool for indoor construction sites, such as hospitals and office buildings.