We listen to our customers and are developing the industry first fast charging solution for electric powered shuttle and straddle carriers. The Kalmar FastCharge solution is made possible by advances in fast charge battery technology offering comparatively light weight and rapid on-board charging.
The solution is based on similar applications as in large capacity electric buses and it is safe, fast and economically competitive. With zero emissions to the atmosphere at the point of use, the other advantages include less noise, reduced maintenance with a smaller number of vehicle components and up to 50% increased energy efficiency compared to diesel/electric drive.
Kalmar plans to bring the solution to the market during 2016.