Sandvik sells seven Z50 trucks in June to Canadian miners after field trials proved the viability of the battery-electric solution. (Photo: Sandvik)

Sandvik received orders amounting to $16.4 million for battery-electric mining vehicles (BEVs) in June. It was the supplier’s highest-ever order intake for mining BEVs in a single month. The company said they also sold battery-as-a-service (BaaS) contracts.

The BEV orders from Canadian mining companies included seven Z50 50-metric-ton (mt) underground trucks and two LH518B 18-mt loaders. Sandvik said the sales follow successful trials at mine sites, where its BEVs met rigorous performance requirements.

“I am pleased to see the high interest among customers in our battery-electric offering, and these orders underpin commitment to a more sustainable mining future,” said Henrik Ager, president, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.