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Komatsu to mass-produce electrified excavators with US partner

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Komatsu's electric mini-excavator, seen here as a prototype, is already available for rental use in Japan. Plans call for developing larger models. (Photo courtesy of Komatsu Europe)

TOKYO -- Komatsu has teamed with a U.S. maker of commercial electric vehicles to produce electrified heavy machinery, looking to start mass production ahead of rivals as early as 2023, Nikkei has learned.

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