Li-ion maker Electrovaya is working with Mondelez Canada on forklift batteries. This should enhance productivity, reduce emissions and reduce power requirements by up to 35% by replacing lead acid batteries used in the material handling equipment.
Electrovaya plans to deliver lithium-ion battery packs with intelligent battery management systems (iBMS) to Mondelez Distribution Center. Field trials will occur throughout this quarter.
Three-shift operations using conventional lead acid batteries suffer from reduced electrical efficiencies, lower productivity and higher maintenance costs. Lithium 2.0 technology is essentially maintenance free, increases productivity substantially and allows the operation to run continuously over three shifts. We believe that Lithium ion technology will replace both lead acid and hydrogen fuel cells for electric forklifts, similar to the way the electric automobile is essentially all powered by Lithium Ion today.—Andy Ganapathy, Vice President of Sales at Electrovaya
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