Komatsu to Market Hybrid Excavator

by | Feb 12, 2007

Komatsu Ltd plans to market the world’s first hybrid hydraulic excavator in Japan and overseas this fall, Forbes reports. Its goal is to sell 1,500 units in Japan and overseas in fiscal 2010.

Komatsu also plans to release hybrid versions of wheel loaders and dump trucks in the future.

The excavator consumes 30 pct less gas oil than the company’s existing, comparable diesel model. It will be priced around 12 mln yen in Japan, which is 20 percent more than the current model.

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