HummingbirdEV, a global provider of commercial vehicle electrification systems, is producing 393 explosion-proof electric mining vehicles.
Under a licensing agreement with Keshi Group, a manufacturer and marketer of coal mining auxiliary transport technology and equipment, this deployment is the result of a seven-year partnership to build, certify, and deploy the first electric mining vehicles which are now operating in various underground mines across China.
These electric mining vehicles have a payload capacity ranging between 16,000 to 30,000 lbs. They include HummingbirdEV’s 400 and 800V vehicle system integration platforms, vehicle management unit, battery management system, charging systems, bi-directional inverters, and battery systems accommodating up to 5C charging rates.
The hardware parts have completed explosion-proof and safety standard certifications that are required for auxiliary transportation in coal mines. HummingbirdEV’s vertically integrated, software-driven, and modular systems enabled Keshi to quickly adopt the technologies for different vehicle platforms, ranging from inspection and command vehicles to passenger and material-hauling trucks.
“We greatly appreciate Keshi Group’s support as an early-stage customer and investor,” said Rakesh Koneru, co-founder and CEO of HummingbirdEV. “They played a pivotal role in the founding of our company and its success to date. Today’s deployment milestone in collaboration with an industry leader such as Keshi Group provides the market with confidence in our technology. We’ve proven that our robust systems can quickly adapt to one of the most stringent and hardest environments to create an explosion-proof electric mining vehicle that meets industry standards.”
HummingbirdEV’s technologies are enabling Keshi to make coal mine auxiliary transportation more efficient and environmentally friendly. Keshi forecasts that it will produce a total of 1,920 electric mining vehicles by 2033, offsetting 24,493,800 liters of diesel and 61,725 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions annually.
“We are more than pleased with the performance of HummingbirdEV’s technology as a customer and we are excited about the company’s growth into additional industries under its highly experienced leadership team as an early investor,” said Hanjun Jiang, president of Keshi Group. “Over our seven-year history with HummingbirdEV, they have proved their technological capabilities and have helped us rapidly expand our market share. We will continue to work with HummingbirdEV to provide modern and innovative solutions for coal mine auxiliary transportation.”
You may also like:
Filed Under: Electrification, Technology News