Comparing Electric vs. Diesel:  Does Electric Heavy Equipment Have Enough Power?

When Tesla was first launching its vehicles, it needed to speak to its potential customers in a language they could understand.  American consumers were used to thinking of their cars in terms of horsepower, but electric motors are rated in terms of torque and kWh.  It would be hard to sell cars based on torque and kWh when consumers already understood, “My engine gets [...]

2022-08-11T16:05:14+00:00August 11, 2022|

The History of EVs

1860-1930  |  1960-2000  |  Coming Soon: Up to 2022 and Beyond Electric Cars from 1860-1930 Thomas Edison standing with an electric vehicle. Imagine New York City in the year 1900.  In the midst of the industrial revolution, with inventors like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Nicola Tesla, the United States was undergoing rapid change.  But [...]

2022-09-30T18:04:35+00:00August 4, 2022|

A New Electric Wheel Loader: Introducing the GEL-5000

What is the GEL-5000?  The GEL-5000 electric wheel loader is ready to work! The GEL line of electric wheel loaders now includes the GEL-5000, HEVI’s newest loader design.  Although engineered from the ground up with sustainability in mind, the GEL-5000 can still achieve a 5 ton lifting capacity.  With its expanded battery capacity, the GEL-5000 provides 8 hours of operation with as [...]

2022-07-20T18:46:25+00:00July 20, 2022|

The CCS1 EV Charging Connector: Charging Into The Future with HEVI

When we set out to launch the nation’s first line of all-electric full-size heavy equipment, one of the first decisions was selecting an EV charging connector. Though all EVs must be charged, not every EV charger is the same.  Our heavy equipment would face some of the same charging challenges as electric vehicles. Each charging station has its own specifications, and there’s even a [...]

2022-07-25T20:09:48+00:00June 17, 2022|
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