JCB develops “first ever” hydrogen excavator

JCB develops “first ever” hydrogen excavator

Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has developed what it claims to be the construction industry’s first ever hydrogen powered excavator.

The “world-first” was developed by JCB chairman Lord Bamford and his son Jo Bamford who spent two years working on the construction of the hydrogen-powered excavator.

Following successful construction, JCB tested the 20-tonne 220X excavator, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, for twelve months at its quarry proving grounds.

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