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A True Eco-Innovator

Nissan Forklift Lithium-ion Truck
Nissan Forklift's Lithium-Ion Battery powered forklift is an example of our passion to become an eco-innovator.

Because Nissan Forklift is part of the same automotive organization, we are fortunate to have access to technologies critical to the environment, and innovative product solutions for the markets we serve.

In early 2004, adoption of automotive engine expertise resulted in Nissan Forklift becoming the industry leader in clean air engine technology. Continuing that leadership position, Nissan Forklift has already met California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2010 emissions requirements ahead of schedule.

In 2007, Nissan and NEC Corporation, and its subsidiary, NEC TOKIN, established a joint-venture company – Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) – to focus on lithium-ion battery business opportunities. This synergy resulted in the world's first lithium-ion battery powered forklift unveiled during the Logistech Show held in September 2008.

In addition to environmental benefits offered through Lithium-Ion power, including 0% emission and reduced energy consumption, this technology offers several operational advantages as well:

  • Longer life
  • Faster recharging
  • Maintenance-free
  • Greater power in a compact size

Other eco-friendly products include development of Nissan Forklift's future Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV), which employs hydrogen fuel cell technology for its motive power.