The big little brother
Linde has been building electric material handling forklift trucks for over 40 years. Th at‚Äės over 40 years of experience in electric mobility. During this time, electric drive technology has been developed continuously in line with a number of innovative ideas and is also now tried and tested in vehicles in very different sectors - from small electric vehicles to electro-hydraulic airport container handlers. A success story that began as the little brother of the diesel forklift.
What is to become Linde‚Äės subsidiary company in the USA, Baker Motor Vehicle Company, begins construction of electric cars and electrical utility vehicles in Cleveland, Ohio.
With around 800 vehicles built during this year, Baker becomes the largest manufacturer of electric cars in the United States.
Fenwick, Linde‚Äôs French subsidiary since 1984, converts over 100 small transporters to electric motors for Citroen PSA.
Linde Material Handling exhibits the first Linde E10-E15 battery-powered forklift at the Hanover Trade Show.
The E12 ‚ÄĒ E18 forklift range sees the introduction of power electronics, enabling more precise control of electric motors.
The electrical control of the lift mast functions via joystick ‚Äď the Linde Load Control ‚Äď permits extremely delicate operation and soon becomes the industry standard.
Conversion of series or shunt wound motors to asynchronous three-phase motors in the first red electric forklifts from Aschaffenburg.
The latest electric forklifts utilise the compact driving axle ‚Äď the drive and lift motors are integrated, and the power modules are installed on the axle. This saves 30 metres of cabling.
The Electronic Systems & Drives division is founded and begins marketing the electric drive technology from Linde MH under the ‚ÄėeMotion‚Äô brand.
Together with Zwiehoff, ES&D develops the electric two-way road/rail shunter ROTRAC E2 ‚Äď on rails it can pull 250 tonnes and it is already in use on all continents.
With an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.45 seconds, the ‚ÄúLinde E1‚ÄĚ electric cart sprints speeds into the Guinness Book of Records with a world speed record.
The ‚Äúnew500E‚ÄĚ small electric car from Karabak sees Linde‚Äôs tried and tested forklift technology hitting the streets.
In the airport container loader Laweco Cargo Master Green Line, ES&D replaces its diesel unit with two Linde drive systems, saving the operator of Munich airport 7800 litres of diesel in the first year.
The Linde eco-kits - pre-assembled drive kits in three performance classes for conversion of vehicles to electric drive ‚Äď are exhibited at Automechanika.
microMax ‚Äď the ‚Äúvehicle for car-sharing app‚ÄĚ from Rinspeed AG uses a Linde electric drive to travel to its world premi√®re at the Geneva Motor Show.
The ‚ÄúPeace‚ÄĚ light trucks from South Korean E-Mobility pioneer Power Plaza using the electric drive system from the Linde forklift receives road approval for the domestic market.
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