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From: Navitas Systems, LLC Contact: AJ Bedwell (734) 205-1427 email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Navitas Systems Announces First UL Recognized Starlifter TM Lithium Batteries for Both the Heavy Duty Class 1 and 2 Lift Truck Market Its Starlifter Lithium Battery is Also UL Certified for all Ride-on Class 3 Lift Trucks, Presenting Broadest Commercially Available Lithium Lift Truck Battery Product Line “Testing this many large-amp-hour multi-voltage lithium forklift batteries required a unique approach” said Ibrahim Jilani, business development manager for UL’s Energy System and e-Mobility team. “We conducted numerous sophisticated tests in parallel and are very proud of the work that Navitas and UL have done to handle such a broad range of multi-kilowatt hour, multi-voltage packs comprised by the Starlifter lithium product family.” The Navitas Starlifter line of batteries range up to 28 kilowatt hours and are optimized for the heavy-duty rigors of the much larger Class 1 Sit Down-Counterbalance lift trucks, Class 2 Reach trucks, and Class 3 Ride-on pallet trucks. “Over my 30 year career in lithium batteries, I’ve overseen the submittal of over 50 batteries for UL testing” said Alan ElShafei, Chairman and Founder of Navitas Systems. “However, this Starlifter submittal was an order of magnitude more challenging. I’m very delighted by the skills exhibited by our engineering, testing and manufacturing teams, to develop such a robust safe lithium battery architecture which would survive the rigors of this gauntlet of strenuous testing, and pass with flying colors”. Under Mr. ElShafei’s leadership in the last 30 years, millions of batteries have been shipped with no recalls or fires, as design-for-safety is paramount. The Starlifter product line now has UL 2580 recognition, which is a standard for testing of batteries for use in large electric vehicles. The Starlifter testing program conducted by UL involved a number of critical […]
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