This EV never needs to plug in

The dump truck, at 45 tons, ascends the 13-percent grade and takes on 65 tons of ore. With more than double the weight going back down the hill, the beast's regenerative braking system recaptures more than enough energy to refill the charge the eDumper used going up.
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robb diaspora
Absolutely brilliant! I get very happy from storys like this. An example of very clever regeneration of energy.
Nice, but it works only in the limited case of dump trucks going down hill when full. In the mines I grew up with, the opposite is true. Those trucks haul their load up out of a pit. An EV or hybrid would still make sense, though, to get the regenerative braking.