Daniel Robertson, business manager for mobile mining, large drives and traction drives, Siemens

A mining haul truck driven by electrical wheel motors is proposed with all-electrical power sources; that is, without a diesel engine. On-board energy storage is charged from regenerative braking, and is supplemented with off-board overhead power. This innovative solution offers significant energy savings and productivity increases for haul trucks of all sizes and practically all mine profiles. Beyond eliminating concerns about emissions mandates, an all-electric truck would also remove the costs associated with maintaining a diesel engine and its components.