Toyota Material Handling's PosiCharge battery fast-charge system powers lift trucks
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. and AeroVironment, Inc. have established an alliance to market AV’s PosiCharge fast charge systems. PosiCharge systems are available through 68 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers with 190 locations throughout the United States. AeroVironment’s line-up of PosiCharge battery fast charge systems is designed to deliver a measurable positive impact on improving the environment by reducing the total number of batteries required to operate a fleet of electric lift trucks and improving the efficiency and life cycle of the battery itself.
Offering productivity enhancements, PosiCharge fast charge systems maximize operator uptime and throughput by eliminating the need for complicated charge schedules. Additionally, PosiCharge fast charging technology eliminates the need for battery changing rooms and manual handling of batteries, which in turn reduces the chances of lead acid spillage and other environmental and safety hazards. AeroVironment’s research shows that by improving the efficiency of lead acid batteries and eliminating battery changing rooms within the past 10 years, its fast charging systems have contributed to an estimated savings of:
- 2.5 million pounds of lead
- 500,000 pounds of steel
- 30,000 gallons of sulfuric acid; and
- 55,000 gallons of water
Beyond the positive environmental impact, this alliance will address customers’ increased expectations for value driven solutions in today’s challenging global and economic state.