Swiss energy supplier and utility company Industrielle Werke Basel (IWB) has taken the first 26 metre all-electric Ruthmann Ampero TBR 260 E, to arrive in Switzerland.
The new machine, mounted on a battery powered Iveco Daily 70C14E chassis, has a range of 150 kilometres on a single charge, plus four hours of platform application. The recharge time is one hour via with 80kW DC charger or four hours with a 22kW AC.
Announced in February, the new machine has a maximum outreach over the rear of 17 metres with 100kg in the platform, or 14 metres over the side. The maximum platform capacity is 250kg with the 1.4 metre wide platform, or 300kg with the optional 1.6 metre platform at 13 metres and 11.5 metres respectively.
The investment is part of IWB’s programme to introduce environmentally friendly technologies, in a bid to help improve the quality of life and minimise its impact on the environment.
IWB supplies energy, water and telecommunications to customers in the Basel region.