August 6, 2019 /

Bobcat E10e electric mini digger | Worlds First

A little bit of history, the world’s first fully electric mini-excavator (1-ton-class) produced by Bobcat at their European manufacturing facility on 11th July 2019 .#OneToughAnimal

The E10e has a state-of-the-art Lithium-Ion, maintenance-free battery pack with an advanced management system, designed to fit within the standard machine envelope to maintain the machine’s ZTS profile.

Following the daily working routine, the E10e can operate throughout a full 8-hour day, using operator breaks to recharge the battery. Using an external super-charger functionality, the battery can be recharged to 80% of battery capacity in less than 2 hours. The battery can also be recharged overnight by using the on-board charger from a standard 230V grid. Plus, the new machine is easy to maintain and safe to operate – thanks to the exclusive use of low voltages, there is no need for operators to have special authorization to work with the E10e.


The E10e offers very low noise levels on-site with an LpA (operator noise) of only 71 dBA vs 80 dBA for the standard E10.

This is 1/2 the noise of a similar diesel machine!

Light and compact to fit indoors

With its safe, near silent, zero-emission design, the E10e provides a very attractive solution for rental companies and contractors alike – for indoor demolition, basement projects, and works in other sensitive areas where low noise and/or nighttime work are mandatory.

Furthermore, all of the systems and components on the E10e have been optimized for work in harsh environments – the patented electrohydraulic powertrain system fully utilizes the electric motor capabilities, and all electric powertrain components are fully sealed and also designed to meet construction equipment requirements for robustness.