BYD Electric Forklifts


BYD Electric Forklifts

BYD is redefining what it means to operate an electric forklift. This innovative company was founded in 1995 in Shenzhan, China. Originally operating as the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, they eventually broke into the automotive market in 2003. Pairing their advanced lithium iron-phosphate battery technology with their intelligent automotive design, they opened their forklift operation in 2010.

BYD is committed to long-term sustainability. Recognized worldwide, their dedication to further research and implement cleaner energy sources is unparalleled. Chuanfu Wang, BYD’s founder and chariman, was awarded the Zayed Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. This award recognizes individuals for their achievements in sustainability. In 2016, BYD was awarded the even more prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize in the large corporation category. This award honours major investments in renewable energy and sustainability on a global level.

BYD Features

10-5-3 Warranty: BYD offers an industry leading battery warranty of 10 years or 20,000 hours, a drive train warranty of 5 years or 10,000 hours, and a 3 year or 6,000 hours warranty on the components.

Lithium Iron-Phosphate Battery: These fire and explosion-proof batteries are safe and stable. They do not transmit any heat or heavy metals, making them a great choice for all industries.

Ultra-Fast Charging: Operators can utilize “opportunity” charging to help maximize productivity without reducing the life-expectancy of the battery. It only takes 90 minutes to fully charge the battery. Charging for 15 minutes here and there throughout the work day makes a huge difference.

Side Charging: This allows the operator to pull right up to the charging station, hop out, and plug in. This user-friendly charging method doesn’t require the battery to be removed from the forklift, which helps minimize the risk of accidents.

Two Model Options—Basic or Comfort: Choose your level of comfort to fit your budget. Comfort models come equipped with a full suspension seat, fingertip controls, and an optional full steel cabin with a heater.

Safety Features: BYD forklifts come standard with automatic speed reduction when turning, braking assist systems, and overload protection.

Standard Features: All BYD forklifts come standard with LED headlights, full color digital displays, hill-hold features, and advanced telematics.

Parts You Can Trust: All BYD forklifts are built with trusted industry leading components such as KDS motors and Grammer suspension seats.

Intelligent Software: Enjoy features such as touch controls, a multi-function TFT screen, and programmable software that never expires.

Safe Battery Disposal: All good things must come to an end. At the end of your BYD electric forklift’s life you can easily and safely dispose of the battery. You can also recycle or re-purpose the battery as it still retains more than 65% of its charging capacity after 10,000 working hours.

Lithium Iron-Phosphate Battery Technology

BYD first started as a battery manufacturer. Before releasing their electric forklifts, they worked hard to ensure their battery was the best it could be. These maintenance-free, completely sealed iron-phosphate batteries make operating an electric forklift simple. You’ll never need to remove the battery for watering or maintenance, manage a battery room, store spare batteries, or worry about flammable gases. The batteries do not produce any heat, meaning BYD electric forklifts are explosion and fire-proof. You can operate these forklifts in the most extreme conditions without a single worry.

Have you heard of “opportunity charging”? BYD electric forklifts can be fully charged within 60 to 90 minutes. During a busy work day these electric forklifts can be plugged in and charged during coffee and lunch breaks. Whenever the opportunity arises, you can charge your BYD forklift. This will never affect or reduce battery efficiency. Certain models can even run up to 18 hours on a single charge.

It’s easy to see how the BYD line of electric forklifts are redefining the materials handling industry. Learn more by visiting or contact your local Lift Depot today!

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