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Scooptram ST18 SG with operator and charging station in underground environment

Epiroc advances even further on safety, sustainability, and productivity goals with battery-electric Scooptram ST18 SG

March 27, 2023

Scooptram ST18 SG is the most powerful loader yet in Epiroc’s growing fleet of battery-electric vehicles. By featuring market-leading battery autonomy and a complete battery safety system, Epiroc’s customers can now go the extra mile when it comes to safety, sustainability, and productivity in the 18-tonne loader segment.


“The interest from customers has been extensive and several loaders are already booked. The very first of these machines will be delivered to Boliden’s developing Rävliden mine in Sweden. Scooptram ST18 SG is a great fit for their high ambitions regarding sustainability and automation” says Erik Gert, Global product manager – Scooptram at Epiroc’s Underground division.


Scooptram ST18 SG is the answer to the rising demand for large segment loaders in underground operations as well as the need to reduce greenhouse gases from the mining industry. The loader features up to 50% higher installed battery capacity compared to other OEMs, resulting in longer autonomy with fewer stops for charging or battery swapping. The high energy-density battery features both active and passive safety systems for worry-free productivity. 

Scooptram ST18 SG with operator and mobile charging station in underground environment

“Compared to using a fossil-fueled loader with similar capacity, the Scooptram ST18 SG eliminates 365 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. It also reduced heat, noise, and the need for ventilation – which is crucial as mines become increasingly deeper” says Erik Gert.


Scooptram ST18 SG utilizes Epiroc’s second-generation battery-electric drive train, proven in field by the successful Scooptram ST14 SG. Epiroc’s electric drivetrain provides outstanding acceleration, maneuverability, and responsiveness for the operator. 

"With the Scooptram ST18 SG, we’re bringing our leading zero-emission technology to large-size underground mines. This is an important step in our ambition to drive the industry forward - to a more sustainable, productive, and safer future"

Sarah Hoffman, VP Sales & Marketing at Epiroc’s Underground division
The Scooptram ST18 SG is part of the Smart and Green series (SG), combining battery-electric driveline with Epiroc’s Rig Control System (RCS). It is prepared for 6th Sense functionality such as automation and remote control.   

Scooptram ST18 SG 2023 Sustainability Safety and environment Electric loaders International Press release