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Old 10-07-2019, 01:17 PM   #7326 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
No we can't. We don't have EV dump trucks, excavators, bulldozers and cranes. Even if we did, the machines that mine the raw materials to build them aren't electric. The enormous concrete pads that are poured to support wind turbines emit large amounts of CO2 during the chemical process than hardens it.

I bet we're a minimum of 50 years out from having electric heavy machinery.
You would lose that bet.

There are a lot of electric mining machines. Most are diesel over electric. Front end loaders, shovels and haul trucks. But there are all electric drag lines and other equipment out there.

They are normally used in very large strip mines.

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