E-Trucks E16 – E20 EVO

The stable high achiever

Optimal Mobility and Stability

The four-wheeled E16 – E20 EVO trucks allow for precision load handling in even the tightest of spaces – with even greater stability. Linde's innovative combi-axle allows the rear wheel turntable axis to be turned through up to 175 degrees, enabling the truck to manoeuvre on the spot without damaging the flooring. The electric forklift truck is equipped with the Linde compact axle: an integrated unit comprising two powerful drive motors, maintenance-free brakes, and performance parts installed directly on the axle that guarantee outstanding operational performance, while rapid battery changing and high truck availability is assured thanks to the optional on-board charging device. All this allows electric forklift trucks to offer maximum performance with outstanding energy efficiency.



The Linde Protector Frame guarantees optimal safety for the operator while handling loads, the frame and roof of the operator's area forming a robust, enclosed protective zone. Thanks to the overhead tilt cylinders, the lift mast profiles are particularly slim and neatly encapsulated, giving the operator the best possible view of the load and their surroundings. What's more, effective traction control, redundant control circuits, and high residual load capacities all contribute to ensuring maximum reliability and operational safety.

  • Robust overhead guard
  • Control redundancy
  • Full traction control
  • Components offering optimal visibility
  • High residual load capacities


Fatigue-free, effective work is one of Linde Material Handling's key goals in its product design. That's why the E16 – E20 EVO forklift truck generation has been designed with ergonomics throughout. This applies to the layout of all control elements, such as the adjustable armrest and seat unit, the Linde Load Control functions, and the classic Linde dual pedal control. The chassis and spacious operator's cab of the EVO series are intentionally technically decoupled from one another, in order to keep the vibrations felt by the operator to an absolute minimum.

  • Ergonomic controls
  • Spacious operator's cab
  • Reduced vibrations
  • Next-generation seating


With their four-wheeled design, the electric forklift trucks of the E16 – E20 EVO series are remarkably stable. Heavy loads can be moved precisely down to the last millimetre – even at significant heights. The innovative kinematics of the Linde combi-axle allows the rear wheels to turn in such a way that the truck can turn on the spot, minimising tire wear and causing zero damage to the floor. All of the lift mast functions can be operated easily with the slightest movement of the fingertips, and the operator can simultaneously carry out lifting and tilting movements.

  • Maximum manoeuvrability in even the tightest of confined spaces
  • Safe load handling with Linde Load Control
  • Wheels roll in opposite directions when turning
  • Reduced tyre wear and damage to flooring
  • Energy efficiency due to minimal steering resistance


E16 – E20 EVO series trucks are remarkably economical and service-friendly thanks to their extremely long maintenance intervals. The entire drive axle including the three-phase motors for the drive and lift drive, and central functional parts like the mast and tilt cylinders are all totally maintenance-free. The first overall inspection of the electric forklift truck is only necessary after 1000 operating hours, and the hydraulic oil only needs to be changed after 6000 hours. The truck models have been designed with ease of service in mind, which is why all truck components are easily accessible for repairs. All this makes using the truck trouble-free.

  • Initial service after 1,000 operating hours
  • Central parts such as electric motors and brakes are maintenance-free
  • Hydraulic oil change after 6000 operating hours
  • Service-friendly design enables fast part exchange
  • Continuous technical optimisation

Technical Data

Model Load capacity/Load Load centre distance Battery voltage/rated capacity (5h) Travel speed, with/without load
E16P 1.6 (t) 500 (mm) 48/575/625 [48/335] (V)/(Ah) 20 / 20 (km/h)
E16PH 1.6 (t) 500 (mm) 48 / 700/775 (V)/(Ah) 20 / 20 (km/h)
E18PH 1.8 (t) 500 (mm) 48 / 700/775 (V)/(Ah) 20 / 20 (km/h)
E20PH 2.0 (t) 500 (mm) 48 / 700/775 (V)/(Ah) 20 / 20 (km/h)
E20PHL 2.0 (t) 500 (mm) 48 / 840/930 (V)/(Ah) 20 / 20 (km/h)
E20PL 2.0 (t) 500 (mm) 48/690/750 [48/335] (V)/(Ah) 20 / 20 (km/h)

Optional Equipment

Active battery vent

Fast, comfortable, safe: The automatic air vent makes the charging process very user-friendly, as it is based on a plug and play interface on the tailgate of the truck. Neither the battery compartment nor the door need to be opened in order to charge the battery.

High frequency on-board charger

The optional high frequency on-board charging device 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.

Lift mast variants

Linde's range of lift mast variants find the perfect balance between lifting height and overall height. 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.

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% 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.


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