WL20e – Innovative, electric, emission-free – the wheel loader with electric drive. The WL20e wheel loader model is the first purely electrically operated wheel loader from Wacker Neuson. As with all of our wheel loaders, it convinces through first-class performance. Two electric engines, one for the drive system and one for the work hydraulics, ensure that the performance features of the WL20e correspond to those of the conventional machine. At the same time, the wheel loader works completely exhaust free and with significantly lower noise emissions. For the end user, this means greater flexibility in application, environmental protection and significant savings with operating costs.
100% emission-free operation for a more eco-friendly solution
The Wacker Neuson WL20e is a groundbreaking electric wheel loader designed to offer performance, flexibility, and cost savings to users. With its 48-volt lithium-ion battery and two electric engines, this wheel loader provides a reliable and emissions-free solution for a range of construction applications. The machine has been tested for several years, making it a proven technology that benefits from continuous updates.
One of the key benefits of the WL20e is its environmental friendliness. The wireless battery drive system ensures 100% emission-free operation, while significantly lower noise emissions provide a more comfortable working environment. This makes it ideal for use in urban areas and indoor construction projects, as well as for those seeking to minimize their carbon footprint.
In addition to its eco-friendliness, the WL20e also offers significant cost savings. The machine's operating costs are up to 41% lower than those of conventional wheel loaders, which makes it an attractive investment in the long run. Charging time takes around 8 hours, while a fully charged battery can provide up to 5 hours of running time, depending on the application. The AGM battery technology is virtually maintenance-free, making it an ideal solution for users looking to save time and money on repairs and servicing.
The WL20e also offers excellent flexibility in use, thanks to its intermediate charging capabilities. The machine can be charged at any 230V socket, and a continuous charge level display ensures the user is always informed of the battery's status. The machine's articulated pendulum joint makes it highly maneuverable, even in difficult terrain, while numerous hydraulic connections allow users to attach a range of tools and accessories.
Finally, the WL20e has been recognized with several awards, including the gold award for innovation at the demopark+demogolf trade fair in 2015, and a nomination for the eCarTec Awards in 2015. The electric wheel loader was also shortlisted for the European Rental Awards in 2016, and awarded "Highly Commended" in the Environmental Innovation category of the Plantworx Innovation Awards in 2017.
Overall, the Wacker Neuson WL20e offers an innovative and reliable solution for those seeking an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and flexible wheel loader for construction applications.