BYD recently displayed its range of latest-generation warehouse trucks in Iberia for the first time on its stand at SIL in Barcelona.

Renowned as a manufacturer and global supplier of industry-leading pure electric vehicles, the tried-andtested BYD Iron-Phosphate battery technology is at the heart of its new, attractive range of warehouse equipment. All of the forklifts and warehouse equipment on show at SIL featured BYD’s industry-leading eight-year or 10,000-hour (whichever comes first) battery warranty.

With maintenance-free operation and up to 40% reduction in energy use versus equivalent capacity lead acid battery-powered equipment, BYD trucks are particularly wellsuited for multi-shift applications and enable both distribution partners and operators to make an easy investment decision.

The new range of warehouse trucks on display at SIL included: BYD PTP20S Stand-On Pallet Truck – the second-generation PTP20S is a completely reengineered high-speed stand-on pallet truck, featuring superior stability, flexibility, and a floating driving system for optimal traction. With a 2000kg load capacity, the compact BYD PTP20S has foldable side bars and platform so can be used in pedestrian mode when operating space is restricted.

BYD PTW20S Pedestrian Pallet Truck – featuring a compact design, great manoeuvrability and an onboard charger as standard enabling charging during transportation, the agile PTW20S is ideal for safe, efficient and silent urban on-truck deliveries as it is relatively lightweight at 500kg, yet offers a generous 2000kg lifting capacity.

BYD EPS14Pi Stand-On Stacker – The high-speed EPS14Pi stand-on stacker with initial lift facilitates the transporting of two pallets simultaneously. It is designed to operate optimally in busy distribution warehouses, and works particularly effectively in crossdocking operations. Thanks to its rated lift capacity of 1400 kg and maximum lift height of 5400 mm, it is also proving to be a very popular choice in operations where intense levels of order picking take place.

BYD ECB50 4-Wheel Counterbalance Fork Lift Truck – Nominated for a prestigious International Forklift of the Year (IFOY) Award, the flagship BYD ECB50 has been engineered to exceed the performance of its diesel competitors, whilst also encompassing comprehensive features such as an (optional) air conditioned cab, double pedal, dual joystick and up to nine hours of continuous operation – comfortably enough to last for a typical full shift. With an optional super-fast charging of 400A, as well as the ability to opportunistically charge during nonoperational times with zero detriment to the long-term battery capacity, the ECB50 is ideal for highintensity applications such as paper, beverages, manufacturing, metal and recycling. Nicknamed “the diesel killer” at its launch in 2018 because of its superb performance and exceptionally low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), the ECB50 is the only lithium iron phosphate batterypowered forklift available with the option of a European-specification ATEX explosion-proof rating, making it suitable for applications ranging from chemical factories to whisky distilleries.

Alongside the BYD range of intralogistics equipment on display at SIL was the first pure electric commercial vehicle, our incredible urban delivery minivan. The 2600kg capacity minivan has a range of 300km, and can be charged from empty to full in slightly over one hour using BYD’s pioneering fastcharging technology in tandem with its battery management software. “The proven BYD Iron-Phosphate battery system allows tremendous cost savings, offering customers significant investment advantages over the equipment’s operational life when compared to comparable lead acid battery-powered equipment and particularly versus diesel IC machinery,” says Blade Feng, newly appointed Business Unit Director Forklift at BYD Europe B.V. “We are investing heavily in our dealer network across the Iberian peninsula, and have chosen this region as the first in Europe to feature our entire range of pure electric commercial vehicles.”

Among the new models expected to break ground first in Iberia before the end of 2019 is the Europeanspecification Q1M Tow Tractor that has been designed for heavy-duty applications in airports, ports and distribution centres. With the ability to operate continuously for more than 10 hours on a single full charge, the 37,000kg-capacity BYD Q1M is set to be a game-changer when it first reaches Europe later this year.

Supported by a dealer network that currently covers over 90% of the Iberian Peninsula, and a central European parts delivery warehouse that can rapidly ship to Iberia in 24 hours, BYD is the only manufacturer that can truly offer two zero-emission solutions – intralogistics equipment and commercial vehicles – from a single source, leading to savings and efficiency across servicing, fleet management and administration.