Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 60 No. 2 (2023)   Logistics, Thermal & Drive Systems
    New Products

    Middle Size Electric Counter-balanced Forklift Truck "EDiA XL" with Automatic Travel Boost Function

    Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe Oy

    This report introduces EDiA XL, a middle size 4- to 5-ton electric counterbalanced forklift truck launched by Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe (MLE) in September 2021. This product was developed as the third in a series following the EDiA EX (2 to 3 tons) and EM (1 to 2 tons) introduced in the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review Vol. 54 No. 1 and Vol. 56 No. 2, and is sold mainly in Europe, North America, and some regions in Asia and Oceania. We conventionally sold our middle size electric vehicles for Europe by providing our brand to our competitor. Driven by the recent sustainability and electrification trends, however, there has been rapidly growing demand for electrification in the middle and large ranges, as well as in small forklift trucks which have long been electrified. As such, in order to strengthen customer responsiveness and price competitiveness, the EDiA XL was developed in-house by one of MLE's development and manufacturing bases, Finland-based Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe Oy (MLFI). This report describes the features of the EDiA XL and its innovative selling point, the automatic boost function (AutoBoost).