Historic French company Rabaud’s first electric chipper features lithum batteries and 4G remote control from a market leader
The rush towards electric has now become a European diktat, to the extent that July 2021 marked the European Commission’s proposal to halt the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035.
In Europe, this trend primarily began for those applications generally used in rural contexts or urban towns owhich place a particular emphasis on zero emissions and zero noise, including in legislative terms.
There are also those firms whose roots lie in farming, as is the case with Claude Rabaud, who began by inventing his own agricultural machines such as the chipper, log splitter and post driver, and which today are looking to the future by pursuing the electrification of their range under the slogan ‘the meaning of innovation’.
The first model to see market demand for an electric version was the woodchipper, the XYLOCHIP 150 E. This marked the moment when Rabaud and Flash Battery first began working together, joining forces to create a design which is totally tailor-made from a mechanical and electrical point of view.