Many enterprises are entering the electric vehicle marketplace. To date, battery research has been focused on automobiles, which has spawned the introduction of electric cars onto mainstream streets. The batteries on which these cars run are specifically designed for the average sized car. Other batteries on the market are used to store renewable energy sources (i.e. solar, wind farms). In these cases, they are designed to be stationary, and charged and discharged at a lower rate (kWh).
For industrial equipment that is larger and heavier (20+ tons) than your average car (1-2 tons), automobile batteries simply do not work. Construction, agriculture and mining equipment needs a significant amount of power. These machines are very heavy, performing atypical work, equipped with hydraulics, operating on uneven roads and steep inclines, and moving earth, rock and other heavy loads. Needless to say, this is extremely demanding on power and autonomy – something the current market’s batteries cannot support.