And the Winner is… Cometto!
THE WINNER OF THE HEAVIES ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR GOES TO COMETTO!
In the Judges words: ‘A very advanced concept that has great potential in many fields. The growth of Low Emission Zones in many major cities means that heavy transport operators will almost certainly have to look towards this type of equipment in the future.’
While the technology has existed since the early 1900’s, it has only been in the past decade that hybrid solutions came up. Cometto brings this environment-friendly technology with its new Eco1000 into the special transport world.
The Cometto Eco1000 is the new self-propelled electronically steered modular vehicle with integrated Power Pack Unit for in-plant transport jobs up to a payload of 1000 t. The whole concept builds on a future-oriented modular principle and offers an easy connect and drive configuration.
The customer has the freedom of choice between three different technologies of Power Pack Units. The widest range of Power Pack Units assures maximum flexibility. All Power Pack Units, traditional propulsion for continuous performance, hybrid and electric technology to meet the most advanced emissions standards requirements of the market have been designed and tested under the hardest conditions. They represent the cutting edge of technology and offer the highest performance and efficiency either in cold arctic conditions or in the dry desert heat.
With the hybrid Power Pack Unit of the self-propelled trailer, customers stay more flexible. Thanks to hybrid technology, they can combine the range of a traditional propulsion technology with the cleanliness of an electric motor and drive zero-emission distances. The lithium battery will be charged while driving and by recuperation, but also at its dedicated charging station. This Power Pack Unit is specifically designed for an outdoor – indoor use where full electric working is requested only for a specific work cycle. The hybrid unit is available for the 2-axles type with 2 driven suspensions and the 4-axles type, with 2 driven suspensions.
The Eco1000 compact vehicle is available with 2, 4 and 6 axle lines, they can be combined up to 4 units with interchangeable components, a wide selection of accessories and different Power Pack technologies: traditional propulsion technology for continuous performance, hybrid or the electric solution.