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The new world’s largest electric vehicle is a 290-ton dump truck that will soon begin testing in Africa

By Pulltarps Mfg | March 19, 2020

Story by Brittany Chang / www.businessinsider.com

Anglo American, ENGIE, and Williams Advanced Engineering are working together to create the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mining truck capable of performing just as well, if not better, than its diesel-powered counterparts.

Anglo American is in the process of modifying its fleet of mining trucks to make them hydrogen-powered. ENGIE will be supplying the hydrogen technology and Williams the battery system, while Anglo American is providing its own Komatsu trucks.

The first rounds of the hydrogen-powered truck production will begin this year, and testing will occur at the platinum group metals mine in Mogalakwena, South Africa before being used in other locations.