Artisan Vehicle Systems launched the Z40, a 40-metric-ton (mt) battery-powered underground haul truck. The truck, designed and developed at the company’s Kirkland Lake facility, leverages Artisan’s 153 lithium battery technology. It is the smallest on the market, has almost twice the peak horsepower and produces 1/8 the heat of the diesel competition, and can outperform rivals at amount hauled per day, Artisan reported. The truck reduces demand on mine ventilation and cooling systems, enables deep mining, and improves working conditions underground, the company reported.

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