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  • 0 - 2000 (kg)
  • 0 - 6475 (mm)

Electric Forklifts E12–E20 EVO (three-wheeled)

An agile powerhouse

Wide variety of models and maximum manoeuvrability

The three-wheeled trucks of the E12–E20 EVO series offer a wide range of models with different battery sizes, overall heights or aisle widths and can therefore be configured according to the requirements of each individual customer. The trucks also allow for precision load handling in tight spaces. Thanks to the turntable axle, the operator can turn up to 180 degrees with one movement of the steering wheel. Two three-phase motors integrated in the front axle, powered by 24 or 48 volt batteries, guarantee a powerful drive and offer outstanding acceleration and top speeds. The energy management system ensures the batteries are used to full capacity, minimising consumption. What’s more, all E12–E20 EVO forklift models can also be equipped with Li-ION batteries which allow for efficient multiple-shift operation without the need for battery replacement.



The trucks are equipped with a wide range of standard safety functions. The Linde ProtectorFrame protects the operator. The roof and frame form a solid closed protection zone. The overhead tilt cylinders stabilise the mast and enable the use of slim, nested lift mast profiles. This gives the operator the best possible view of the load and the working environment. All circuits of the control system are designed redundantly, which ensures a high level of reliability and operational safety. Traction control ensures optimum power delivery even under difficult conditions. Additional protection is provided by numerous optional safety systems that are available ex works and as retrofit solutions.

  • Safety functions as standard
  • Protection for operators, loads and environment
  • Robust overhead guard and visually optimised components
  • Optimum traction due to traction control
  • Numerous optional safety systems ex works and as retrofit solutions


As with all Linde forklift trucks, the forklifts in the E12–E16 EVO range are ergonomically designed to ensure that operators can work effectively and without becoming fatigued. The trucks are controlled via the sensitive Linde Load Control for all mast functions and the efficient dual drive pedal control. The spacious cabin offers plenty of legroom and lots of storage space, while the mast and axle are decoupled from the chassis and operator’s cab, meaning very few vibrations are felt by the operator in the cab. What makes the EVO generation really stand out is the wide entry step, along with the adjustable armrest and seat unit.

  • Optimised entry and ergonomic layout of control elements
  • Efficient dual drive pedal control
  • Sensitive control of the mast functions via Linde Load Control
  • Adjustable arm rest and seat unit


The special strength of the three-wheel forklift lies in its manoeuvrability: thanks to its turntable axle, it is possible to turn the steering wheel 180 degrees, as the forklift turns in the middle of the front axle. The two front wheels roll in opposite directions when steering. This reduces the load on the tyres and protects the floor coverings. Energy consumption is reduced due to the low steering resistance. In addition, Linde Load Control in combination with the twin-engine front drive ensures safe, millimetre-precise load handling. Lift mast functions can be effortlessly controlled with the fingertips. Operators can perform lift and tilt functions simultaneously. Individually adjustable driving dynamics can also be used to adapt the performance to the operating situation.

  • Maximum manoeuvrability in the tightest of spaces
  • Wheels roll in opposite directions during steering
  • Energy-saving, protection of tyres and flooring
  • Safe load handling with Linde Load Control and two-motor front drive
  • Individually adjustable driving dynamics


E12–E20 EVO electric forklift trucks offer particularly economical maintenance intervals: The first servicing tasks only need to be carried out after 1000 operating hours. Transmission oil change is only necessary after 3000 operating hours and a hydraulic oil change only after 6000 hours. Even the design of the truck takes servicing into account, ensuring easy access to all components in the event of necessary repairs, with service panels for maintenance access, and minimised maintenance work. The central parts of the truck and those that are subjected to heavy loads are completely maintenance-free, including the integrated drive axle with brakes and three-phase motors, the mast and tilt cylinders and the reduction gear. Plus, spare parts are easy to assemble.

  • Initial service after 1000 operating hours
  • Main truck parts such as electric motors are maintenance-free
  • Hydraulic oil change after 6000 operating hours
  • Rapid part exchange due to maintenance-friendly design
  • Continuous technical optimisation

Technical Data

Model Load capacity/Load Lift Travel speed, with/without load Battery voltage/rated capacity (5h) Aisle width with pallet 800 x 1200 along forks
E12 1.2 (t) 2800 (mm) 12.5 / 13.5 km/h 24 / 575/625 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3164 (mm)
E14 1.4 (t) 2800 (mm) 16 / 16 km/h 48/460/500 [48/268] (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3301 (mm)
E15 1.5 (t) 2800 (mm) 12.5 / 13.5 km/h 24 / 920/1000 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3301 (mm)
E16 1.6 (t) 2800 (mm) 16 / 16 km/h 48/575/625 [48/335] (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3405 (mm)
E16C 1.6 (t) 2800 (mm) 16 / 16 km/h 48/460/500 [48/268] (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3320 (mm)
E16H 1.6 (t) 3150 (mm) 16 / 16 km/h 48 / 700/775 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3456 (mm)
E16L 1.6 (t) 2800 (mm) 16 / 16 km/h 48/690/750 [48/335] (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3513 (mm)
E18 1.8 (t) 2800 (mm) 16 / 16 km/h 48/575/625 [48/335] (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3429 (mm)
E18L 1.8 (t) 2800 (mm) 16 / 16 km/h 48/690/750 [48/335] (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3518 (mm)
E20L 2.0 (t) 2800 (mm) 16 / 16 km/h 48/690/750 [48/335] (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3522 (mm)

Optional Equipment

Active battery vent

Active battery vent

Fast, convenient, safe: the automatic battery vent allows for easy charging processes, based on a plug-and-play interface on the tailgate of the truck. This means that the operator doesn't have to open the door or the battery cover in order to charge it.

Linde BlueSpot™


Lane warning deviceLinde BlueSpot™ enhances safety during operation as the LED spot makes the forklift truck visible without emitting noise.

Lift mast variants

Linde's range of lift mast variants find the perfect balance between lifting height and overall height, for any application. The range covers standard masts with a lift of up to 5650 mm, duplex masts (fully free lift) with a lift of up to 4145 mm and triplex masts (fully free lift) with a lift of up to 6075 mm.

High frequency on-board charger

High frequency on-board charger

The optional high frequency on-board charger allows for flexible and fast battery charging without the need for dedicated battery storage or a charging room. Its high efficiency, temperature-controlled charging and automatic charge conservation and equalising guarantee an energy-efficient charging process. A separate charging room is no longer required.

Hydraulic battery replacement system

Hydraulic battery replacement system

Fast and convenient battery replacement: At the touch of a button, the Linde hydraulic battery replacement system lifts the battery until it is 60 percent free of the truck, where it can be collected by a ceiling crane or a second truck. This option is available for E12–E50 forklifts.

Linde Safety Pilot

Linde Safety Pilot

In counterbalanced forklift trucks, the use of the Safety Pilot helps to avoid tipping accidents

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