This Komatsu Truck is the World's Biggest Electric Vehicle

 - Sep 20, 2017
References: empa.ch & newatlas
Japanese construction and mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu is set to launch an extraordinary new electric dump truck, the Komatsu HD 605-7, which is set to claim the tag of being the world's biggest electric vehicle.

This dump truck is powered by a huge 4.5-ton battery pack, comprising around 1,440 battery cells and as much as 700 kilowatt-hours of storage space. The truck is also designed such that the spacing between the battery cells is optimal so as to maximize performance but reduce the risk of fire.

Most people think of eco-transportation as pertaining to personal cars and two-wheelers which many of us use on a regular basis, but the fact of the matter is that large industrial vehicles can be huge and consistent polluters, which is why this electric dump truck is such an important innovation.