Tadano targets launch of world’s first electric rough-terrain crane

Japanese manufacturer, Tadano has announced its plans to launch the world’s first electric rough-terrain crane by the end of 2023.

Currently in development, the crane will be able to drive to the jobsite and complete all lifting operations using battery rather than diesel power to deliver zero-emissions operations, the manufacturer said on the announcement. Those expected to benefit most are workers operating in congested and noisy urban areas, completing lift projects at night and operating indoors.

It comes on the back of Tadano’s long-term environmental targets, announced last year, which include 25% reduction in CO2 emissions from business activities, 35% reduction in CO2 emissions from product use by 2030, and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“We have set aggressive goals for lowering both operational and product emissions, and we will partner with industry leading companies to attain those goals,” said Toshiaki Ujiie, President, CEO and Representative Director of Tadano Ltd. “We are excited to introduce the first battery/electric rough terrain crane, which will be a key driver for our goal of 35 percent reduction in product CO2 emissions by 2030,” he added.

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