Is it possible that slopes will soon be groomed 100% emission-free? At INTERALPIN 2019 in Innsbruck, the international leading trade fair for Alpine technologies, PistenBully is celebrating its 50th birthday ‚Äď and in doing so, gives the industry an answer. With the study of the first electrically driven snow groomer, the PistenBully 100 E, this answer is a clear “Yes!”.

Environmental technology ‚Äď Made in Germany
The first step was already taken in 2012 with the market launch of the PistenBully 600 E+ with diesel-electric drive. After all, the focus at Kässbohrer has been on sustainability for a long time now. So it should come as no surprise that, with the PistenBully 100 E study, Kässbohrer engineers have now made the impossible possible. Already well-known for their inquisitiveness and passion, paired with their claim as being drivers of innovation and possessing environmental awareness, it was only a matter of time until a study such as this was conducted. What this means is that we now have the prospect of completely clean slope grooming.

Zero percent emissions – 100 percent PistenBully
For the first PistenBully 100 E, the energy capacity of the battery is 126 kWh with a rated voltage of 400V. The charging time is of particular interest. At 5 hours, the SoC (State of Charge) is at 75%. After 6.5 hours, the battery is completely charged. In purely mathematical terms, this provides an average driving time of 2.5 to 3 hours. In the process of the PistenBully 100 E program, the number that says it all is 100: 100 % emission-free ‚Äď and nevertheless, a 100 % genuine PistenBully.

As a genuine PistenBully, the 100 E has already been successful in the snow Рand passed its first test drives in a very convincing way. An extensive number of tests have been carried out during the study, because only well-engineered technology meets the high-quality demands of Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG. Highly promising prospects!