SENNEBOGEN 653 Electro Battery

SENNEBOGEN Unveils New 50-Tonne Battery-Powered Electric Crane

Electric cranes have begun to appear, just as electric powertrain has made inroads into every other vehicle industry. The SENNEBOGEN 653 E Electro Battery, created in collaboration with Dutch dealer Van den Heuvel, is a new 50-tonne battery-powered electric crane.


The 653 Electro Battery appears to be at least as good as a standard crane and at the same time it consumes far less energy and emits far less pollutants than a non-electric crane, allowing it to work more silently and efficiently.

SENNEBOGEN observes that there are increasing rules – increasingly rigorous standards — for heavy-duty gear such as cranes throughout Europe, particularly in cities. In other words, crane businesses aren’t striving to save the planet out of altruism – European leaders are just driving the market ahead.

SENNEBOGEN’s material handling product line already includes two battery-powered material handlers. The valuable market requirements from the progressive Dutch market have now been factored into a development partnership, and a 50 t telescopic battery-powered crane has been developed in collaboration with the dealer, thanks to sales partner Van den Heuvel working closely with Dutch crane rental companies and construction companies.

This crane is ideal for construction applications because to its coordinated battery technology and analog charge control.

The 653 E Electro Battery comes with the following accessories:

  • 130 kW electric motor
  • 210 kWh battery
  • can operate up to 14 hours
  • charging on a standardized 32 A CEE industrial socket (common on construction sites)
  • 22 onboard charger (eliminating the need for a special charging station)
  • “saves more than 23 t CO2 per year in single-shift operation,” SENNEBOGEN claims.

Other benefits are benefits you get with any electric vehicle compared to a fossil-powered one.

Reference- SENNEBOGEN Online Newsroom, Clean Technica, Interesting Engineering, The Verge, New Atlas