The Konecranes E-VER electric forklift just got bigger

Konecranes today introduces a heavy-duty version of its flagship E-VER electric forklift for lifting capacities of 18-25 tons. With growing industry demand for low-carbon solutions, this new range of lift trucks is part of the Konecranes commitment to power up for the future and electrify their entire lift truck fleet by the end of 2026.

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The premium Konecranes E-VER electric forklift has been making waves in lift truck markets with intense customer interest and excellent feedback. Now an increase in capacity to 18-25 tons allows the new range to add significant strength to an already innovative system design, giving the E-VER wider versatility for tough applications in heavy industries such as steel, mining and ports, while never compromising on performance.

“Higher capacity on the E-VER is the next step on the road to zero tailpipe emissions across all of our lift trucks portfolio.  As the global market transitions to carbon neutrality, an even broader environmental responsibility is clear. We have a product road map to deliver the right products at the right time, paving the way to a decarbonized and circular world by eliminating emissions in the entire value chain from production to usage and eventually enabling repurposing and efficient recycling,” says Jeffrey Stokes, Director Product and Technology Management, Lift Trucks, Konecranes.

“Konecranes has received a Gold rating from EcoVadis three years in a row which shows that we are a leader in sustainability. Focusing on electrifying the offering is an enabling factor. Major industry awards like this help spark customer enthusiasm as we bring them the latest developments in our technology. Soon our customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of electrification and power up for the future through every one of our lift truck models,” says Andreas Falk, Senior Vice President, Lift Trucks, Konecranes.

The new 18-to-25-ton Konecranes E-VER is intended for heavy-duty industrial applications with low energy consumption and zero tailpipe emissions. Manufactured with clean energy, the powerful lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack fuels the truck’s electric motors. Easily adaptable to the local power grid, it allows fast charging under an hour and top-ups from braking energy during busy work shifts, and slower charging when not in use. A combination of high voltage and low current reduces energy consumption and losses, allowing the truck to use up to 90% of available energy. When no longer able to hold enough charge to run the motors, the battery can be repurposed as a power reserve at charging stations, or a backup power supply if regular sources fail. At the end of its useful life cycle, Li-ion batteries can be taken apart for recycling.    

Optimized weight distribution gives the Konecranes E-VER electric forklift smooth, reliable operation and easy maneuverability in all kinds of demanding industrial environments. Powerful motors lift fast and accelerate quickly, even when fully loaded on a slope. Cabin ergonomics significantly lower noise and vibrations and offer the operator a wide, unobstructed view of the work area, increasing both comfort and safety. The truck is equipped with plenty of safety features, including a battery management system (BMS) that monitors battery condition, a thermal management system (TMS) that controls the battery and always keeps it at the right temperature, and a protective frame around the battery to prevent physical damage in the event of a collision. Redundant sensors throughout the machine provide information for faster analysis and safer functioning.

The Konecranes E-VER is a Smart Connected Lift Truck, using TRUCONNECT® to collect real-time data on a wide range of variables, including battery charge monitoring and estimated truck autonomy; energy consumption per lift, distance or load; the amount of energy recovered from braking; and alarms, alerts and other diagnostics. All this data transmits securely to the your KONECRANES customer portal to monitor and control the truck’s operational efficiency, productivity, safety and environmental impact. 

Powered by Ecolifting 

The E-VER electric forklift is part of Ecolifting™, Konecranes’ vision to increase its handprint – meaning the beneficial environmental impact that can be achieved with our product and service portfolio – while reducing customers’ carbon footprints. From eco-optimizing diesel drives, to hybridization and fully-electrified fleets, we will continue to do more with less. 

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a material handling industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.