The IFOY Award in the category Counter Balanced Truck up to 3.5t goes to the newly developed ECB18C from BYD. It is the first time a Chinese-made vehicle has been crowned the world’s best forklift truck of the year.
The determining factor in the decision was the overall package offered by the ‘Chinese European’ truck, which is equipped with an 80V iron phosphate battery, in combination with the value added by the battery technology. In the opinion of the jury, the truck need not fear comparison with its European competitors. “Moreover, the winning machine solves one of the biggest problems of electric forklifts: its iron phosphate battery can be recharged extremely fast, as often as needed and without memory effect, which means it can handle three-shift duty without any problem,” said the jury. The scientific IFOY Innovation Check also found the market relevance, customer benefit, degree of innovation and the type of implementation of the ECB18C to be very high.
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