Fast Company honours Bobcat with World Changing Ideas Award

Bobcat's T7X dumps dirt into a pile
The Bobcat T7X all-electric compact track loader

Bobcat’s T7X electric compact track loader has won a 2023 World Changing Idea Award from Fast Company.

The World Changing Ideas Awards honour sustainable designs, innovative products, social initiatives and other creative projects that are changing the way we work, live, and interact with the world.

The Bobcat T7X received multiple Fast Company honours, placing first in the Transportation category, a finalist in the General Excellence category and honourable mention in the North America category.

“Innovation is at the core of Bobcat’s legacy. We invented the compact equipment industry 65 years ago with the development of the world’s first compact loader, and we continue to pioneer new products and services to help our customers accomplish more and create a more sustainable world,” said Joel Honeyman, Doosan Bobcat Vice President of global innovation.

“There is always more work to be done and contributions to make within the industry. This is why Bobcat continues to invent new concepts, create new equipment, build smart technologies and develop innovative solutions to empower customers and lead the industry forward.”

The all-electric T7X is the first compact track loader deisgn to eliminate all hydraulic components and emissions.

The T7X is fully battery powered and designed to deliver a smaller carbon footprint and a quiet jobsite experience. The CTL was also created to outperform its diesel machine counterparts.

The 2023 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards showcased 45 winners, 216 finalists and more than 300 honourable mentions — with health, climate, energy and Artificial Intelligence among the most popular categories.

A panel of Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from more than 2,200 entries across urban design, education, nature, politics, technology, corporate social responsibility and more.

“It’s thrilling to see the creativity and innovation that are so abundant among this year’s honourees,” said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan. “While it’s easy to feel discouraged by the state of the world, the entrepreneurs, companies, and nonprofits featured in this package show the limitless potential to address society’s most urgent problems.”

The Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards

World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors select winners, finalists, and honourable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact.

With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.