Clark Europe has launched a new series of electric forklifts on the market that, according to the company, will be on a par with combustion forklifts in terms of performance and cost.
Even in terms of the purchase price, the first model, the EPX20i-32i, is expected to compete on the same level as a combustion engine, which has been an obstacle for operators so far. According to Clark, the company has dispensed with expensive gadgets, which are superfluous for most applications, without affecting performance, safety or ergonomics.
The EPX20i-32i series counterbalance trucks are available with load capacities from 2.0 to 3.2 tonnes. The drive motor has a power output of 15 kW, which enables a maximum speed of 18 km/h. The maximum speed is 18 km/h. The truck is equipped with a drive motor with a maximum power output of 15 kW. More important for the vehicle, however, is the acceleration, which is supposed to be very good, typical of an electric truck. The smaller models with a lifting capacity of 2.0 to 2.5 tons have a wheelbase of 1,475 mm and a battery capacity of 650 Ah. The two larger models with 3.0 and 3.2 tons payload respectively have 1,600mm wheelbase and a battery capacity of 780 Ah.
One advantage of electric forklifts is that they are reticent, so they can also be used without restrictions in urban areas. Clark does not mention charging times or the purchase prices of the individual models in the communication and on the homepage prices are only available on request.