Palfinger Partnership ‘Makes Liftgates Greener,’ Company Says
Rhode Island’s eNow, which offers 100-watt eCharge brand solar chargers for trucks, announced a new partnership with Palfinger Liftgates at this month’s NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis – Palfinger has added the eNow charger as an optional feature on all of its liftgate systems.
“The eCharge system,” Palfinger president Hakan Peterson said in an eNow release, “can help our customers extend the delivery cycle and reduce wear and tear on liftgate batteries and other electrical components.”
“Liftgate batteries are notorious for running out of charge, curtailing delivery cycles or leaving drivers stranded without liftgate capacity,” eNow says. “The eCharge system ensures that liftgate batteries are topped off and ready to go.
Batteries Last Longer
“Batteries are never left in a discharged state, and high-idle operations to charge batteries are avoided.”
eNow says that eCharge can extend liftgate battery life for as much as two years. “Added battery life, extended delivery cycle, and avoided road service calls contribute to a short payback period of 18 months or less,” the company adds.
“Performance tests demonstrate that the eCharge system can help customers cut operating costs and boost productivity, resulting in a quick return on investment,” said eNow president and CEO Jeff Flath.
Idle Time Is Reduced
In addition to Palfinger, eNow has marketing alliances with Hercules, Bergstrom, and Anthony Liftgate, the company says. And, as announced at ACT Expo 2013 in Washington, D.C. last year (F&F, June 29), the system is offered on Mitsubishi Fuso trucks.
eNow notes too that its anti-idling technology is approved by the California Air Resource Board.
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Source: eNow at Work Truck Show 2014 with Fleets & Fuels follow-up