During a CES 2023 keynote address, John Deere revealed a new electric excavator. The company claims that the machine, which is powered by a Kreisel battery, will help its customers be more productive, profitable and sustainable.
“Everything we do at John Deere is focused on real purpose and real impact,” said Jahmy Hindman, CTO at John Deere. “This means we’re developing technology that enables our customers to provide the food, fuel, fiber and infrastructure that our growing global population needs.”
According to John Deere, the electric excavator will provide construction workers and road builders with lower daily operating costs, reduced jobsite noise, enhanced machine reliability and zero emissions, without sacrificing the power and performance they need in a machine.
Early in 2022, Deere acquired a majority stake in Kreisel Electric, a company that creates battery technology for a wide range of mobile and stationary applications.
John Deere claims that Kreisel’s patented immersion cooling architecture provides unsurpassed lifetime, enhanced safety and improved performance, while its charging technology results in faster and lower-cost connections to the electrical grid.