Flash Battery, a major battery supplier for industrial vehicles, considers how lithium-ion is shaping the construction industry
More and more industrial sectors are jumping on the electrification wagon, lured by the benefits offered by the latest generation of lithium batteries, including lower air pollution and noise emissions, maintenance cost reductions and high performance. Construction is one, betting more than ever on compact vehicle electrification through the use of high-voltage, high-power batteries. The segment is on the fast track to electric conversion, with Bauma 2022 being the proof.
Getting the energy management element right however is posing the biggest challenge when it comes to the electrification of vehicles like heavy duty side loaders, excavators, concrete trucks, cranes and mini-cranes. Due to the nature of their day-to-day work, these vehicles tend to consume large quantities of energy and require good run time and power. This means the focus should go to the high energy density of the battery pack, as this will allow these vehicles to store as much energy as possible in a limited volume.