Komatsu battery-electric haul truck. Credit: Komatsu

Rio Tinto & BHP Collaborate On Battery-Electric Haul Truck Trials In The Pilbara

PERTH, Australia — In an industry first, Rio Tinto and BHP will collaborate on the testing of large battery-electric haul truck technology in the Pilbara, Western Australia, to accelerate the potential for its future deployment. The two companies will work with manufacturers Caterpillar and Komatsu to conduct independent trials of … [continued]

Hiroyuki Ogawa, President and CEO, Komatsu Ltd. (left) and Subhash Dhar, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, ABS (right). Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

Komatsu To Buy American Battery Solutions

The world is changing fast, and leaders in the auto industry have to make the transition to electric vehicles sooner rather than later. That includes large, gigantic, heavy-duty vehicles as well as the fun, nimble electric cars we typically write about. One of the largest heavy-duty vehicle companies in the … [continued]

Rio Tinto Expanding Autonomous Truck Fleet In Australia As Part Of Cost-Cutting Measures

One of the top mining firms in the world, Rio Tinto, has been operating a fleet of autonomous trucks in various parts of Australia as part of its operations there. Building on these earlier and current deployments, the company is now planning to greatly increase the size of the autonomous truck fleet working in Australia’s Pilbara iron-ore region, according to recent reports.