Electrovaya launches forklift batteries

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

TORONTO, Ontario—Electrovaya Inc announced a new Lithium-ion ceramic product line for the Class I and II forklift markets.

This market is heavily dominated by lead-acid battery solutions that cannot keep up with the demands of today’s warehouse and logistics environments. Increased demands on operational efficiency, 24-hour operations and more advanced vehicles make a case for better energy solutions.

The product line, which is branded “ELivate” will leverage Electrovaya’s Lithium-ion ceramic battery technology that claims to offer up to six times the life cycle of existing lead-acid solutions and up to twice the life cycle of Lithium-ion products.

Additionally, the safety provided by Separion ceramic separator technology provides users with confidence in implementing a new technology in their operations.

The ELivate product line is being introduced with 36V followed by 48V models for Class I and II forklifts. The target application is heavy duty users such as 24-7 distribution centres.

Electrovaya has started initial trials at multiple customer sites.

Electrovaya designs, develops and manufactures proprietary Lithium Ion Super Polymer batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for energy storage, clean electric transportation and other specialized applications and is based in Mississauga, Ontario.