3ME Technology launches battery-powered mining vehicle


Advanced battery technologies developer 3ME Technology has launched its latest vehicle – the TRITEV underground mining vehicle.

The prototype vehicle, a collaborative project between 3ME, Batt Mobile Equipment (BME) and Tritton Underground (Aeris Resources), is a 20 tonne diesel powered vehicle retrofitted to battery electric.

The TRITEV is a loader/integrated tool-carrier suitable for deployment into Australian underground hard-rock mines.

The TRITEV is part of Project EVmine, supported by the mining industry growth centre, METS Ignited, which is focused on accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles in Australian underground mining.

3ME Technology is focused on customised battery electric vehicle and energy storage systems for heavy-duty and specialist applications such as mining, military and marine.

The company previously built ten prototypes of the Bortana electric vehicle which is based on the Agrale Marruá, a heavy-duty, corrosion resistant Brazilian vehicle.

Picture: 3ME Technology

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