INEOS Grenadier 4X4

Never really got that far, the discussion stemmed from this project:


We talked to them about converting one of our D12.
There’s a surprising amount of electric plant around now; not stuff that moves to work like bucket loaders and dozers, but excavators and shovel loaders. When they were doing the George Street tramway in Sydney it was striking how many machines were silent. Then you see the cable coming out of the back. They have battery power to move but once in place working, they plug in.

A bit of googling shows that Caterpilar have an electric bucket loader in development; another site vehicle, not for “big plant jobs“. Supposedly can do a half day of work on a charge, then need a 30 minute charge.

There are some interesting electric mining dump trucks around; Cat have a trolley bus style system on the market. Although not sure quite how relevant the carbon saved would be when you’re mining coal!
 
There’s a surprising amount of electric plant around now; not stuff that moves to work like bucket loaders and dozers, but excavators and shovel loaders. When they were doing the George Street tramway in Sydney it was striking how many machines were silent. Then you see the cable coming out of the back. They have battery power to move but once in place working, they plug in.

A bit of googling shows that Caterpilar have an electric bucket loader in development; another site vehicle, not for “big plant jobs“. Supposedly can do a half day of work on a charge, then need a 30 minute charge.

There are some interesting electric mining dump trucks around; Cat have a trolley bus style system on the market. Although not sure quite how relevant the carbon saved would be when you’re mining coal!
More of a safety thing using electric down the mines.
 
The Ineos press release was very carefully crafted as one would expect. Daimler’s press releases are equally clear; the next generation Smart will be built in China.
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Published by: Greg Kable, AUTOCAR magazine, on 04 March 2021.

Geely and Mercedes-Benz to show Smart electric SUV concept.

Smart brand's largest model yet will be previewed with a concept in September before launching in 2022.

Mercedes-Benz and its Chinese partner Geely plan to reveal a concept version of the upcoming Smart electric SUV at the Munich motor show in September.

The new five-door model, known under the internal codename HX11, is the first model to be jointly developed by Mercedes and Geely, which each own a 50% stake in the urban EV brand, now based in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. It's planned to go on sale in 2022.

Details remain under wraps, but a posting on Linkedin by Daniel Lescow, Smart's vice-president of global sales, confirmed the existence of plans for the SUV, which will be based on Geely’s new SEA electric car architecture.

Lescow wrote: "It may come as a surprise to some: Smart will enter the market with a fully electric SUV - spacious yet compact. This will be the first vehicle of the joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and Geely, due out in 2022, built in China."

Comparable in size to the Mini Countryman, the new five-seater is expected to be Smart’s largest model to date, at around four metres in length.

Reports out of China suggest it will be equipped with a rear-mounted electric motor with a maximum power of 268bhp, a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of less than 70kWh and a range on the Chinese NEDC test cycle of more than 500km (311 miles).

Under the terms of their joint venture agreement, Mercedes is responsible for the design of the new model, while Geely takes the lead in development and production.

Autocar understands the Smart SUV will be produced alongside successor models to the existing EQ Fortwo and EQ Forfour at a factory in the Chinese city of Xi’an.

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[photo: smart 4x4 render static front].


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The Ineos press release was very carefully crafted as one would expect. Daimler’s press releases are equally clear; the next generation Smart will be built in China.
The above included a link, which led to this . . . .

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More of a safety thing using electric down the mines.

I have seen these in operation (yes in the UK, still deep mining here despite what most people think) operating with both travelling conveyors and shuttle cars
All electric but running on umbilicals.

All remote control too, operator standing a hundred feet away where itsnice and safe. Incredible things to watch

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