Turkish company to launch electric excavator in 2022

Hicon 7W can be used for eight hours after one and a half hours of fast-charging

Hidromek, a Turkish construction equipments manufacturer, announced it would have its electric wheeled excavator ready in 2022.

The seven-ton Hicon 7W is the first in the world to run entirely on electricity and have rubber tires told Mustafa Bozkurt, Hidromek’s chairman. The Hicon 7W was unveiled by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and it can be used for eight hours after one and a half hours of fast-charging, Bozkurt added.

To be launched in the first quarter of 2022

He also emphasized that some 85-90% of its parts would be produced via domestic sources, including its batteries.The plant’s building is planned for completion at the end of 2021 and Hicon 7W to be launched in the first quarter of 2022.

Bozkurt stressed that the Hicon 7W gained traction from Turkey and the world, with Hidromek winning the 2020 German Design Award and 2020 IF Product Design Award for the vehicle. With an annual exports of  USD 150 million, Hidromek has operations in 100 countries.

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