Leading the way in electric mini excavators


Our electric mini excavator product guide.

Here at JCB, we want to help you choose lower emission equipment without compromise. That's why we've created a new generation of electric products - including the industry's first electric mini excavator.

The award-winning JCB 19C-1E is leading the way in clean technology, with zero emissions at point of use - all while delivering the same speed and power as a diesel alternative. Whether you're working indoors or outdoors; underground or in busy areas; this electric digger gives you the freedom to operate safely and efficiently, anywhere. 

Welcome to the future of electric excavators.




How is the electric-powered excavator charged?

  • There are three charging options for the ultimate flexibility - 110V, 230V and 415V. This means you can get to full charge in as little as 2 hours. 
  • Thanks to the 19C-1E's four battery pack, you can work for full day's shift on one charge. 
  • Never face unexpected power loss with low battery alerts on the instrument panel.
  • The battery is designed to last the operating life of the machine - the equivalent of up to 3,000 charge cycles.

How does the JCB electric mini excavator work?

Once charged, the electric mini digger works just as its diesel counterpart does. You'll experience the same structure. canopy, dig end, hydraulics, and controls - with no tethers, unsafe trailing cables or extractors. 

The new hydraulic system allows for smoother, more accurate operation, even for less experienced operators - increasing productivity on your site. 

Watch the video for more details about the JCB electric excavator. 

The benefits of going electric with JCB

  • Save money
  • Because the batteries are maintenance-free and require minimal daily checks, you'll save time and money on servicing.
  • Stay safe
  • With zero emissions, low noise levels, and zero trailing tethers, your team can always stay safe on-site. 
  • Stay quiet
  • The electric excavator has low noise levels, making it ideal for indoor or built-up environments.
  • Work anywhere, anytime
  • Take advantage of the 3 charging options and long battery life to work as flexibly as possible.
  • Minimise downtime
  • With its 100% steel bodywork and long-lasting components, the JCB 19C-1E has been built with durability in mind.

How to operate the electric mini excavator

We've made it as simple as possible to start up your JCB 19C-1E electric mini excavator, which includes our unique 2GO system - making it the safest on the market.

Step 1: Turn on the battery isolator in the rear of the machine
Step 2: Raise the left-hand arm rest
Step 3: Climb into the cab using the 3-point contact
Step 4: Engage seatbelt
Step 5: Turn the key on to position 1
Step 6: Disarm the immobiliser if fitted
Step 7: Start the machine by turning and holding the key in position 3. The blue motor run light will illuminate
Step 8: Check all the warning lights have gone off
Step 9: Lower the left-hand armrest
Step 10: Press 2GO to activate the hydraulics
Step 11: Using the rotary dial, select one of three digging modes: low, general or high
Step 12: Operate the machine

Watch these steps in action below. 

Charging your JCB electric excavator

The universal fast charge unit on the 19C-1E offers three charging options:

    110V, 16A industrial cable
  • 10.5 hours to 20-80% charge
  • 16 hours 30 minutes to 0-100% charge
  • Offered in 4.2m length or 8m length

    230V 16A industrial cable / domestic cable
  • 5 hours to 20-80% charge
  • 8 hours 30 minutes to 0-100% charge
  • Offered in 4.2m length or 8m length

  • 2.5 hours to full charge
  • Offered in 4.2m length or 8m length

Watch the video for a step-by-step charging guide.

19C-1E Specifications

 Model 19C-1E 
Operating weight 1,902kg 
Max dig depth  2.81m 
Max dump height 2.81m 
Engine power 9kW 
Tailswing Conventional
Electric or Diesel Electric 
LiveLink telematics Yes - 5-year contract 
Bucket tearout 18kN 
Service intervals 500 hours

Ready to welcome the future of electric excavators?

With huge environmental and industry pressures to opt for greener alternatives, there's a relentless need for efficiency in the construction industry - and it's clear that the most forward-thinking businesses are going electric.

To find out more about lowering your running costs with zero emissions and no engine noise, visit our dedicated 19C-1E page - where you can request a personalised price or buy online.