A Komatsu jumbo with Proterra batteries. Credit score: Proterra.
Proterra and Komatsu have introduced a brand new collaboration to affect subsequent era underground mining machines utilizing Proterra’s battery know-how.
Proterra will provide its H Sequence battery system know-how to Komatsu for the event of battery-electric LHDs, drills and bolters for underground arduous rock mining. Komatsu will develop prototype machines this yr earlier than the anticipated begin of business manufacturing in 2022.
The collaboration represents Proterra’s entry into the underground mining gear market.