Marlborough Highways trialling electric Wacker Neuson digger and dumper

Marlborough Highways has been working with one of our innovation partners, Wacker Neuson, to trial an electric EZ17e Digger, DW15e Dumper and plates.

The battery powered construction machines are part of Wacker Neuson’s Zero Emission range which focus on three key features: ecology (reducing CO2 emissions), economy (motor efficiency) and operator-friendliness (healthier, quieter and emission-free environment).

The EZ17e Digger and DW15e Dumper provide around 80% reduction in CO2 emissions and are also much quieter, which is great for night works. They are able to provide the same performance and same handling as non-electric machinery which keeps jobs straightforward for the operator.

Marlborough is keen to discover the latest environmentally friendly solutions for vehicles and equipment and we are looking forward to working with our innovation partners to help us reach our zero-carbon targets, said the company.

Recently, the company also announced the arrival of seven new trucks for its Southend depot to support its contract with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, who recently confirmed plans to spend £10 million in 2021/2022 to improve the borough’s roads and pavements.

The new vehicles will be used to carry out the programme of works for Southend Council which totals 54 roads and 76 pavements. The vehicles are all equipped with the latest specifications and have the latest engine technology to comply with Euro 6 standards to help improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.

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