Proterra to power Taylor machines
Thursday, 29 July 2021
Burlingame, CA, United States
Taylor powered by Proterra
Taylor Machine Works has turned to Proterra to power the next-generation Taylor ZLC Series electric container handler and the ZH Series electric forklift.
Using Proterra's battery technology, Taylor Machine Works will power the container handler with 904 kWh and the forklift with 225 kWh.
Matt Hiller, director of engineering at Taylor Machine Works, says: "Electrification of mobile materials handling equipment is an exciting and challenging effort but is also developing very quickly.
"Taylor is readying our customers for the new choices they have in the ways energy is used in their business. Taylor has always provided our customers with stable and forward-thinking technology and this continues in the EV space with our strategic Proterra partnership."
The all-electric container handlers and forklifts will support various heavy-duty applications, including container handling in port environments and other heavy-duty materials handling industrial settings such as warehouses, plants, worksites, mine sites, steel yards, lumber yards, and others.
Taylor Machine Works expects to deliver the first Proterra-powered vehicle to customers in 2022 and the partners will also work together to help ports and other customers electrify their heavy-duty materials handling material by delivering charging and infrastructure solutions.
Gareth Joyce, president of Proterra Powered & Energy, explains that electrifying heavy-duty equipment is a win-win for ports and communities.
"It means protecting our health and the air we breathe at the same time we meet the needs of the world's busiest ports and other industrial settings with new technologies. We are excited to partner with a trusted, industry-leader like Taylor and deliver our proven EV technology to power the next generation of materials handling machines."