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Volta Power Systems, Hiab partner on hybrid-electric no-idle liftgate solution

Volta Power Systems is partnering with Hydrauliska Industri AB (Hiab) on hybrid-electric energy storage systems for the company’s WALTCO brand liftgates. With the Volta system, liftgates perform more than 80 lifts on a single charge, significantly lowering idle time and carbon emissions to meet anti-idle regulations.

Many states and cities have developed their own idle regulations. Idling allows trucks to power auxiliary tasks—such as liftgates. Without idling, trucks cannot maintain adequate power levels between stops, even when using multiple batteries per truck.

Whether it’s no-idle in Chicago or five-minute idle on the east coast, drivers need the ability to make multiple stops and still operate their lifts while meeting regulations. With the Volta system, drivers can run efficient routes and still have all the power they need to run their lifts, allowing them to save money, operate more efficiently and access more power.

—Jack Johnson, co-founder of Volta Power Systems

The Volta system creates enough energy to lift twice the weight, up to four times faster using a lighter, smaller system and less fuel overall. The industrial grade system lasts the life of the truck and decreases downtime, requiring less maintenance and saving money otherwise spent on replacement batteries.

Founded in 2014, Volta Power Systems provides safe, powerful and simple lithium-ion energy storage solutions for small to mid-size businesses.


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