According to Jakob, the current experience with the lithium truck in Denmark shows that Toyota can increase the productivity of their machines significantly while preserving constant performance throughout the whole shift. Another important benefit is the energy savings. “With lithium solution we can reduce energy costs by 20% which is also good news for the environment.”
The designed solution was based on the s-BMS Battery Management System from LiTHIUM BALANCE as the reach truck’s battery interface.
One of key advantages of the LiTHIUM BALANCE s-BMS is that it is cell- agnostic. In other words, the battery interface allows for full flexibility in terms of choice of lithium ion chemistries, types of cells and battery suppliers. In this way, the battery becomes a commodity.
The flexibility gives independence and security to truck manufacturer and to end-customer as they both can choose the best battery solution for their application (i.e. the best technical and economical fit).
Considering the longevity and better performance of the lithium ion batteries, it has become possible for the truck manufacturers to supply total solutions, i.e. trucks equipped with a native battery pack. By doing this, the OEMs have an opportunity increase turnover and revenue.
LiTHIUM BALANCE designed, manufactured and supplied a complete battery pack – the so called Black Box, with a standard battery-truck interface to Toyota Material Handling Europe. The interface is based on Battery Management System type 100160 from LiTHIUM BALANCE.