News | 04/26/2024 Liebherr premiere in France: First L 507 E battery-electric wheel loader handed over to French customer

At Intermat, SAS André LAFONT TP, a company in south-west France specialised in public works and waste recycling, was presented with the ‘key’ to its new wheel loader. It is the first battery-electric wheel loader to be used in France.

At Intermat the L 507 E battery-electric wheel loader was symbolically handed over via a key to SAS André LAFONT TP. From left to right: Stephan Grammontin from LAFONT TP, Lilian Grassino from Liebherr Distribution et Services France, Romain Lescoute and David Lafont borh from LAFONT TP, Jan Liebherr as President of the administrative board of Liebherr-International AG and Sylvain Lefrançois from Liebherr Distribution et Services France.

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At Intermat 2024, Liebherr handed over an L 507 E battery-electric wheel loader to SAS André LAFONT TP, based in Orthez, in the southwest of France. This is the first Liebherr electric wheel loader to be used in France. With this acquisition, SAS is taking a significant step towards a sustainable future.

The L 507 E will be used in the French company's waste disposal plant. The battery-electric wheel loader partly utilises renewable energy generated by a photovoltaic system on the company's roof. Thanks to its alternative drive concept, the L 507 E operates with zero local emissions, low noise levels and is just as powerful as conventionally powered wheel loaders. For this reason, SAS André LAFONT TP will also use the battery-powered wheel loader in the construction industry for work in enclosed spaces or in environmentally sensitive areas.

Liebherr relies on a high-voltage battery system – specially developed for L 507 E wheel loader applications – which ensures powerful performance and efficient charging. Depending on the respective operating conditions, the L 507 E offers a running time of up to eight hours. Liebherr’s modular battery design also makes it possible to install a second lithium-ion battery ex works at the customer’s request, which further increases the running time. Depending on the on-board charging technology and power rating, the battery can be fully charged in one and a half to three hours.


Thomas Hinterberger

Marketing und Public Relations

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