By Kate Yuan
(JW Insights) Mar 16 -- Chinese construction equipment companies took the spotlight with their new green energy machines at North America's largest construction trade show named CONEXPO-CON/AGG which convenes in the U.S. city of Las Vegas this week, Xinhua reported on March 16.
Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG 徐工集团) unveiled an electric heavy-duty truck with rated load of 67 tonnes; Sany Group (三一重工) showcased an electric wheel loader and a mini electric excavator; and Liugong Machinery (柳工集团) unveiled its first electric wheel loader and an excavator.
Liu Quan, chief executive officer with XCMG America, told Xinhua that XCMG would prioritize the introduction of electric products including electric loaders, excavators, road rollers and mining equipment to dealers and key clients as the world attaches more importance to climate change and environmental protection.
Liugong announced on March 14 it had sold its first electric 856H-E MAX Wheel Loader to its American client - the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.
The export of China's construction and machinery products has repeatedly hit new highs in recent years, topping $34 billion in 2021 and $44.3 billion in 2022, Shi Yonghong, vice president of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products, told Xinhua in a written interview.
The export is expected to continue in 2023, Shi said.
Held every three years in Las Vegas, the massive show of CONEXPO-CON/AGG runs from Tuesday through Saturday, showcasing the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications in every field in construction. It drew over 1,800 equipment manufacturers from worldwide, Xinhua reported.
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