Hyundai Material Handling, OneCharge in charging partnership

By Mike Brezonick08 December 2022

Hyundai Material Handling and OneCharge, Inc. have entered into a strategic partnership to provide advanced lithium ion (Li-ion) battery technology to Hyundai’s North American dealer network and their customers.

Hyundai said that research indicates that by 2030, 70% of all electric forklifts will be powered by Li-ion batteries. Through its new partnership, Hyundai Material Handling will be able to offer Li-ion batteries that need no daily maintenance while delivering a longer lifespan and lower operating costs.

Hyundai Material Handling OneCharge will supply its lithium-ion battery technology to Hyundai Material Handling’s American dealer network and their customers. (Photo: Hyundai Material Handling)

“Hyundai Material Handling is proud to partner with OneCharge, Inc.,” said Lewis Byers, vice president of Hyundai Material Handling, North America. “The demand for Li-ion power supply in the forklift industry is growing at a rapid rate and matching a Hyundai forklift with OneCharge Li-ion power gives our dealers and their customers an unrivaled combination.”

Hyundai Material Handling said that OneCharge Li-ion batteries offer full communications integration with Hyundai’s 9U Series of electric forklifts enabling the battery to seamlessly integrate with the truck. The result is that Hyundai’s advanced interactive instrument cluster retains its full functionality monitoring the battery state of charge and low battery warning system.

OneCharge has more than 650 battery models and every battery incorporates a data processing module tracking numerous operational parameters, allowing users to acquire and analyze significant volumes of data, further enabling value-added services for forklift owners and operators. Services can range from daily usage reports to Energy as a Service (EaaS) offering, sometimes referred to as “power by the hour.”

“We’re happy to offer our solutions to Hyundai customers and to provide better support to many of our customers already using OneCharge Li-ion batteries in their Hyundai forklifts,” said Tim Karimov, president of OneCharge. “We have been focusing on promoting lithium batteries for material handling equipment for over six years and have played a major role in the growing acceptance of this technology in this essential market.”

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