Tesco trials lithium-ion powered pallet trucks

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, UK:  Supermarket chain Tesco is trialling a Jungheinrich lithium-ion powered pallet truck, the first commercially available lithium-ion powered pallet truck in the world, at one of its main distribution centres.

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The Jungheinrich EJE 112i: lithium-Ion technology offers significant environmental and productivity benefits over traditional lead acid batteries

Richard Ash, Tesco’s Corporate Purchasing Manager, says: “With its low energy consumption, we believe that the new Jungheinrich EJE 112i truck could play a significant role in helping to reduce CO2 emissions across our materials handling fleet.”

Tesco currently operates a large fleet of Jungheinrich powered pallet trucks in the UK and an extensive fleet of Jungheinrich materials handling equipment throughout its global distribution operation.

Lithium-Ion technology offers significant environmental and productivity benefits over traditional lead acid batteries says Jungheinrich.

Bill Goodwin, sales director of Jungheinrich UK says “We have been researching alternative fuels for a long time and believe that with its rapid charging, long running times and compact truck dimensions our lithium ion powered pallet truck will be welcomed by truck users in all sectors and of all sizes.

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