TOC Europe: Latest on Hyster electric container truck

17th May 2018

The latest updates about the electric Hyster® laden container handler currently in development will be presented at TOC Europe.

During the event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Jan-Willem van den Brand and Willem Nieuwland from Hyster Europe will share the latest information on the much-anticipated project during a TECH TOC seminar at 12.00 on Thursday 14th June.

In 2017, Hyster Europe revealed that a zero-emissions, 48-tonne Hyster® laden container handling truck was being developed.  The first truck, due to be powered by electric motors receiving energy from a lithium-ion battery, is currently in the test phase. The innovative, high-voltage truck is expected to help operations achieve full shift performance comparable to a diesel-powered truck in the future.

During the presentation, representatives from Hyster Europe will discuss the different power and charging options that the electric Big Truck is expected to offer, including lithium-ion batteries of varying sizes, and possible future options where batteries will be combined with fuel cell technology.  These different choices aim to cater to the different needs of inland terminal and port applications.

There are a number of factors that need to be considered by diverse applications to select the right power option for their particular requirements, such as break periods, duty cycle, level of power consumption and charging infrastructure.

In the seminar, Hyster Europe will also provide the latest information about the patented energy recovery systems that have been developed for the electric Hyster® laden container handler.  The innovative systems are expected to extend the drive cycle of the truck using recovered energy, providing a longer operating time before recharge is necessary.

TOC Europe takes place from 12th – 14th June at Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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