One of the main objectives of the logistics company is to achieve energy efficiency. However, choosing the best energy solution for our fleet requires a detailed study of your company’s needs (industry, day-to-day, quantity of goods, etc.), cost evaluation and site layout. , Especially.
Various technologies are currently on the market, such as lithium-ion batteries, lead-acid batteries, fuel cells, diesel fuel, LPG and CNG.
Looking at the number of electric trucks on the market, we see that their share is growing exponentially across all sectors and applications. Various equipment vendors are constantly developing battery technologies to provide highly efficient and safe solutions for maximum performance and agility.
Lithium-ion batteries have many advantages. High energy density, high efficiency and long service life. Lead-acid battery life is 1500 cycles and lithium battery technology is up to 2500 cycles. Also, it requires much less maintenance than lead-acid batteries and does not need to be replaced.
The combination of a lithium-ion battery and a suitable charger can improve overall efficiency by up to 30% compared to lead-acid batteries. This translates into lower energy costs. Constant voltage prevents performance degradation when battery level drops.
In addition, the battery does not emit gas, which eliminates additional investment in both the battery charging area and the ventilation system.
The high energy density of these batteries allows them to use more capacity in the same space, unlike traditional lead-acid batteries.
However, despite the large amount of memory, the capacity of modern lithium-ion batteries is not always enough to work 3 shifts. For continuous 2-shift or 3-shift operation, a partial load is necessary, which may correspond to the operator’s rest during the day. This avoids constant battery replacement and additional costs.
To achieve maximum efficiency, it is necessary to develop specially adapted operating and charging strategies with moderately short charging times for users with such requirements.