“The cooperation with Avant Power, and the batteries they have developed, allow us to build the kind of electric loaders that the market has been longing for. Longer working time and more affordable pricing have been key issues with electric loaders until now. With the new e5 models, we intend to tackle them both,” said Jani Käkelä, CEO of Avant Tecno.
The capacity of electric loaders enters a whole new level as Avant Tecno's new subsidiary, Avant Power, starts producing battery packs for fully electric Avants in 2023.
Two new loader models, Avant e527 and Avant e513, will be equipped with Avant OptiTemp batteries (27 kWh and 13 kWh) featuring a globally unique thermal management system. A fully charged battery in Avant e527 allows a whole workday with one charge.
"Avant Tecno has been doing research and development related to electric loaders since the 1990s, and our first fully electric loader was introduced in 1997. After working with electric loaders and batteries for decades, we realized that there was no battery pack in the world that would be perfectly optimized for compact loaders. That's why we decided to start making batteries ourselves," said Mikko Piepponen, chief operating officer at Avant Power Oy.
Now, Avant Power has launched two new generation OptiTemp battery packs for the new full-electric Avant e527 and e513 models. Completely unique on a global scale, the batteries bring efficiency and safety of electric loaders to the next level.
Key Benefits of Avant OptiTemp Batteries
- High capacity, up to 27 kWh. The Avant e527 has twice the capacity of other loaders in its size class. You can work the whole day with one single charge.
- OptiTemp system inside. The innovative thermal management system keeps the temperature optimized and gives you the same capacity in hot and freezing weather. An OptiTemp battery works very well even in very cold conditions (-30°C/-22°F), when preconditioned. As the battery is plugged into a charger, the temperature control system is automatically switched on. When the workday starts and the loader is unplugged, the battery temperature is optimized for hard work and adjusted to the prevailing weather conditions.
- Rapid charging stations available. Due to the structure of the battery, you can charge your battery in just 1.5 hours with a rapid charger, which enables long workdays.
- Secure Structure. The structure of the battery offers several layers of protection against any incidents. The OptiTemp immersion cooling also works as a superior safety measure compared to alternative structures in the market.
"The cooperation with Avant Power, and the batteries they have developed, allow us to build the kind of electric loaders that the market has been longing for. Longer working time and more affordable pricing have been key issues with electric loaders until now. With the new e5 models, we intend to tackle them both," said Jani Käkelä, CEO of Avant Tecno.
The new Avant e527 and e513 loader models and the Avant OptiTemp battery packs will be unveiled at ConExpo-Con/AGG. Production begins in 2023.
For more information, visit www.avanttecno.com/avant-power.
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