OneCharge and ECOTEC Listed as Approved Vendors for Charge Ready Transport Program


OneCharge Lithium Ion Batteries and ECOTEC chargers listed as approved vendors for “Charge Ready Transport” program, which provides financing for fleet electrification infrastructure.

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Irvine, CA, January 24, 2020 – OneCharge Inc., a leading provider of lithium motive batteries for the material handling industry, and Ecotec, a provider of world-class, energy-efficient battery charging solutions, announced today that their Southern California customers are eligible for Southern California Edison’s “Charge Ready Transport” program. This SCE program covers most or all of the customers’ costs for electric infrastructure needed up to the charging station. The five-year program has authorized up to $30 Million for forklifts specifically.
 
These are the main criteria for program eligibility, applicants must:
be within the SCE service territory;
purchase or lease two or more electric forklifts within 18 months of signing the agreement;
procure, own, install, and operate the charging stations for 10 years;
easement will be required.
 
These are the zero-emission voucher incentive benchmarks for clean off-road equipment projects:
 
Forklift lbs. Lift Cap Funding
8,001 - 12,000 $15,000
12,001 - 20,000 $20,000
20,001 - 33,000 $50,000
> 33,000 $150,000
 
 
Electric Forklifts Have Lower Operating Costs 
Electric forklifts cost less to own over their lifetime than comparable internal combustion engine (ICE) forklifts. A typical ICE forklift is about 3-5 times more expensive to operate than its electric counterpart. And with fewer tune-ups, a reduction in engine parts and no tank refills, electric forklifts are also more productive than legacy forklifts. Lower operating costs, reduced maintenance and improved safety make electric forklifts a better investment. 
 
Electric Forklifts Are Just As Powerful 
Modern electric forklifts perform side- by-side with their ICE counterparts, while being safer and less expensive to operate under most circumstances. 
 
Electric Forklifts Reduce Pollution 
With virtually no fuel expenditure, electric forklifts fit modern “earth-friendly” initiatives. With manufacturing trending green, electric forklifts are a smart, cost-efficient option. Plus, workers are not exposed to harmful tailpipe emissions with electric forklifts. The bottom line: less carbon footprint, more healthy work environment. 
 
Electric Fleets Don’t Require Space-Wasting Battery Changing Rooms 
Fast chargers eliminate the need for battery-changing rooms. Batteries are charged during scheduled breaks and shift changes without ever leaving the vehicle. 
 
Fast Charging Won’t Harm Batteries 
With unique algorithms, battery monitoring and heat management technology can actually extend the life of your batteries by almost 40% and reduce your battery inventory by 50%. 
 
Energy Security 
Energy efficiency and security is perhaps the most underrated of all the advantages of electric forklift trucks. The U.S. still imports millions of gallons of oil on a daily basis. Slowly and surely, electric forklifts (along with electric cars) are helping reduce the need for the U.S. to rely so much on foreign imports. Electric forklifts are helping to fill the void with reliable, safe, and efficient transportation – all with a better overall economic benefit. 
 
Additional application requirements apply. 
 
About OneCharge Inc.
OneCharge is one of the largest developers, manufacturers and integrators of lithium-ion batteries for lift trucks in the United States. The company sells large quantities of industrial batteries for warehouse equipment. It successfully collaborates with several OEM market leaders. 
 
While competition is mainly focusing on R&D activities, OneCharge is commercializing lithium-ion battery technology. The company’s aim is to create easy and ready-to-use solutions for a wide range of industrial clients, the model range counts over 450 and growing. This strategy has allowed the company to enter several markets quite rapidly.
 
OneCharge acts as a ‘change ambassador’ in relation to new technologies implementation. The company is continuously investing in technological development. It has been exploring new chemical compositions for batteries that could reduce the cost of the product while improving the operational characteristics. New developments are quickly implemented in the manufacturing and are gradually becoming the new benchmarks on the market.
The company does a lot to ensure that the maintenance of its batteries is as simple as possible. It has developed a special modular system that allows streamlining of the service department training in order to accelerate the lithium batteries’ acceptance on the market.
 
For more information on how to partner with OneCharge please contact Mark D’Amato via email at m.damato@onecharge.biz or call him at (408) 582-3889. For more information on OneCharge Inc. please visit www.onecharge.biz.
 
About Ecotec Chargers.
Ecotec supplies industrial battery chargers and other power conversion equipment to companies throughout North America. It imports battery charging equipment from Sweden, Finland, and Italy and then they finish it to the customers’ specifications at company facility in Troy, Ohio.
 
Ecotec provides world-class, energy-efficient battery charging solutions for use with motive power equipment employed by the material handling industry. From lift trucks to floor cleaning equipment and everything in between.
 
Ecotec chargers are of the highest quality and the feature set is among the best in the industry. What really sets the company apart are the fast, on-time deliveries, technical support and parts availability. The company focus is on fast, on time deliveries, and accurate order fulfillment.
 
Established in 2012, Ecotec is an affiliate company of Micropower and member of the Micropower Group.