First Jungheinrich Reach Truck with Integrated Lithium-Ion Battery


Reach Truck with Lithium-Ion Battery

Jungheinrich® ETV216i Next Generation Reach Trucks

Now Available In North America

HOUSTON (December 16, 2019) – Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow-aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, announced today that the Jungheinrich ETV216i – the Worlds’ first reach truck with fully integrated lithium-ion battery – is now available for the North American market.

Compared to conventional reach trucks, the ETV 216i achieves significantly increased productivity in the warehouse. The fully integrated lithium-ion battery features a longer service life, maintenance-free operation, and 24/7 truck availability with opportunity charging. A fully-integrated lithium-ion battery reduces the size of the battery compartment to create more space in the operator compartment for greater comfort and excellent visibility. In addition to short charging times and increased energy efficiency, the ETV 216i features great residual capacities and 23 percent faster lift speeds than the previous generation of Jungheinrich lead-acid models.

“We’re excited to introduce the latest innovation in Lithium-Ion technology to the North American market,” said John Sneddon, vice president of sales and marketing at MCFA. “The new Jungheinrich ETV 216i moving mast reach truck truly demonstrates Jungheinrich’s commitment to innovation. The first of its kind – the fully integrated lithium-ion battery makes the ETV 216i the most agile and best performing reach truck in its class – offering customers improved maneuverability, greater efficiency and even longer run times.”

The ETV 216i was named as the 2019 IFOY Award winner for most innovative product in the Warehouse Truck category.

ETV 216i Features


Max Load Capacity

Max Lift Height

Travel Sped

Overall Length

Battery Voltage

ETV 216i

3500 lb

421 in

8.7 mph

95.2 in

51.2 V


  • 360 Ah Integrated Lithium-ion Battery
  • Fast Lifting and Lowering
  • High Residual Capacities
  • Mast Tilt and Fork Tilt
  • positionControl (lift height Pre-selection)
  • Entry/Exit step
  • Adjustable Armrest and Steering Wheel
  • Storage Trays and Compartments
  • Easy Access Charging Port
  • soloPILOT Control Lever
  • Color Display
  • Drive Wheel Cover

Advantages of Lithium-ion
  • Fast Charging with no need for battery exchanges
  • Longer service life and lower maintenance compared with lead-acid batteries
  • Charging can be interrupted at anytime
  • 5-year battery warranty included


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About Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.

Manufacturer of High-Quality Material Handling Equipment

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality forklifts and warehouse products in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Based in Houston, Texas, the company distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products – through its extensive dealer network. All products are backed by industry-leading customer service and superior product support.  For more information about MCFA or any of its brands, visit Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks or Jungheinrich Forklifts.


About Jungheinrich

Leading provider of warehouse products for more than 60 years

Jungheinrich ranks among the world’s leading brands of material handling equipment and warehousing technology, offering a broad range of technologically-advanced forklifts and very narrow aisle lift trucks. With more than 60 years of electric lift truck design and manufacturing expertise, Jungheinrich is known for developing energy-efficient warehouse products – many of which operate up to two shifts on one charge in various applications.

In North America, Jungheinrich forklifts are distributed through Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.’s extensive dealer network located throughout North America and a number of these trucks are manufactured by MCFA. Based in Houston, MCFA has more than 340 dealer locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and is backed by five local parts distribution centers in Texas, California, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania and a 24-hour parts delivery guarantee. For more information on Jungheinrich, please visit Jungheinrich Forklift Trucks, Jungheinrich Forklifts on Facebook, Jungheinrich Forklifts on Twitter, Jungheinrich Forklifts on YouTube and Jungheinrich Forklifts on LinkedIn.


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