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Propel EV Dump Trucks

Propel Industries, a key player in Crushing and Screening Equipment, revealed two types of EV Dump Trucks at EXCON 2023. With Mr. Nitin Gadkari, India’s Minister for Road Transport and Highways, in attendance. The Electric Vehicle Dump Trucks, named 470 MEV and 470 HEV, have gross vehicle weights of 45 and 60 and are proudly crafted in India.  

Sharing more details about the venture, Mr. V. Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries Private Limited, said, 

“We are elated at having launched our EV Dump Trucks at South Asia’s largest construction equipment exhibition, EXCON. This is a significant milestone not just for us but for the Indian mining sector as well. Propel Industries is the first indigenous EV Dump Truck manufacturer in India, and it is a proud moment for us. We have channeled our experience and knowledge in designing EV Dump Trucks to maximize efficiency and give the highest returns in mining operations. Propel guarantees top-notch performance, unparalleled reliability, and durability even in the most challenging mining environments.”

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let’s quickly go through some product highlights of the event:

  • Propel EV trucks offer flexible battery options ranging from 171 to 450 kWh, providing adaptability, cost-effectiveness, and application specificity.
  • Custom-configured batteries, based on mine distance and gradient, ensure driving times of 6 to 12 hours on a single charge, with rapid 0-100% SOC charging in just 1 hour.
  • Significant fuel savings, with running costs 1/3rd to 1/5th less than fossil fuel trucks; regenerative braking may eliminate the need for charging in certain mines.
  • Lithium batteries with a chilled cooling system ensure optimal temperature even in harsh environments, backed by safety features like Automatic fire extinguisher and Leakage Current detection.
  • 5-year/4000-cycle battery warranty, coupled with industry-leading safety features (Payload detection, Driver fatigue warning, Automatic headlamp dipper) and comfort features (HVAC cool cabin, Automatic transmission).
  • The reinforced chassis frame is designed for extreme road and payload conditions, ABS with Hill start assist ensures comfortable and safe uphill driving, and heavy-duty hub reduction axles cater to high torque and payload. 

Propel Industries is set to broaden its electric truck portfolio into on-road applications by the second quarter of fiscal year 2024, currently undergoing homologation for roadworthiness. The launch event, honored by Chief Guest Shri Nitin Gadkari, India’s Minister of Road Transport and Highways. Underscores his innovative approach to infrastructure development with a focus on environmental sustainability. The introduction of these cutting-edge EV Dump Trucks sets up Propel’s position as market leaders in the mining sector. 


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