Electric focus for XCMG in 2022
By Andy Brown10 January 2022
China-based XCMG has said that it will launch new electric powered products in 2022 to expand its portfolio of electric equipment.
The OEM – ranked number three in the most recent Yellow Table – said in a press release that the trend for electric power will only increase due to increasingly stringent environmental protection requirements, and the large demand for equipment replacement.
XCMG recently launched the first batch of XC958-EV pure electric loaders to Latin America countries.
From December 1, 2022, a new emissions standard will come into operation in China, the National IV emission standard.
The standard, issued by China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment, states that all off-road mobile equipment, as well as the diesel engines that run them, consuming 560KW or more, produced, imported and/or sold in China must meet the requirements.
According to the standard, the emission of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter must be decreased by 13%-45% and 50%-94%, respectively. Furthermore, rules concerning the management of old equipment in terms of environmental protection will be strengthened. This will put pressure on all makers and users of such equipment to upgrade and/or replace.
During the National People’s Congress (NPC) in 2020, Zeng Yuqun, a member of the national committee of CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) and chairman of Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), submitted a proposal to promote the electrification of construction machinery and heavy trucks with the goal of setting an example for industries worldwide.
XCMG has developed a lineup of hydrogen fuel tractors and dump trucks and is working with Aleisi Hydrogen Energy Technology and Sunrise Power on a project involving electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles with the government of Ejin Horo Banner.