BYD’s line of all-electric forklifts was designed to meet the needs of the most demanding fleet operations in the North American Material Handling industry. Founded in 1995 as an automotive battery company, BYD is a leading manufacturer of electric busses, electric trucks and electric vehicles. Making use of the technology found in BYD’s electric automotive division, BYD forklift products are the first forklifts ever to be powered by an Iron Phosphate (Fe) battery.
With the ability to work 21 out of 24 hours, all BYD forklifts are a package deal, complete with the truck, battery and charger, all supplied from the same manufacture. BYD’s extraordinary battery performance enables significant productivity gains and operational savings. With zero battery maintenance needed, BYD forklifts allow customers to eliminate all the hassle and liabilities associated with toxic lead-acid battery options as well as the costs associated with maintaining internal combustion engines. This zero-emission alternative is also usable in all weather conditions, maintaining satisfying battery performance in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 60 °C. All these advantages come with the best warranty in the forklift industry with all batteries being warrantied for 10 years.
Another advantage of BYD’s Ion-Phosphate batteries are the rigorous safety tests that each battery is subjected to, making them the safest of the industry. Designed to withstand heavy blunt force impacts and being crushed, each battery is also capable of remaining safe if punctured with sharp objects like nails or screws. Additionally, the Iron Phosphate batteries will not react erratically or explode when subject to extreme heat, in the event of fire.