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  • 0 - 2000 (kg)
  • 0 - 6475 (mm)

Electric Forklifts E16–E20 EVO (electric four-wheel forklift truck)

Stable performance

Maximum versatility, manoeuvrability and stability

The four-wheel E16–E20 EVO series offers a wide range of models. Depending on the requirements, different battery capacities, heights or versions for narrow aisle widths are available. In operation, they enable precise load handling in the tightest of spaces – with a high level of stability. Linde's innovative combi-steering axle allows the axle stub of the rear wheels to be rotated 175 degrees. This allows the vehicle to turn on the spot without damaging the floor covering. The electric forklifts are also equipped with the Linde compact front axle: as an integrated unit, two powerful drive motors, maintenance-free brakes and power components mounted directly on the axle ensure maximum performance with high energy efficiency. Easy battery replacement or the optional on-board charger ensure high availability.



The Linde Protector Frame guarantees optimal safety for the operator while handling loads, with 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. In addition, 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 working is the basis for high productivity in the interaction between man and machine. As with all Linde trucks, ergonomics is an essential design principle of the E16–E20 EVO series. This applies to the arrangement of all operating elements around the operator, such as the adjustable seat and armrest unit, the integrated, sensitive Linde Load Control for the control of the mast functions and the typical, efficient Linde dual pedal control. The chassis and the spaciously sized operator's compartment of the EVO series have deliberately been technically decoupled from each other in order to keep the transmission of vibrations to the operator as low as possible.

  • Ergonomic layout of control elements
  • Efficient dual pedal drive and sensitive control via Linde Load Control
  • Spacious operator's cab and reduced vibrations
  • Individually adjustable unit consisting of armrest and seat


The four-wheel trucks of the E16–E20 EVO series offer particularly high lateral stability. Heavy loads can be moved with millimetre precision, even at great heights. The innovative Linde combi axle allows the rear wheels to be turned so that the truck can turn on the spot, with minimal tyre wear and no ground damage. Precise control is provided by the perfect interplay between the twin-engine front drive and Linde Load Control. This allows all lift mast functions to be operated effortlessly with the slightest finger movement, and operators can lift and tilt at the same time. In addition, three-stage adjustable driving dynamics ensure demand-dependent power delivery and energy efficiency.

  • Maximum manoeuvrability in even the tightest spaces
  • Safe load handling with Linde Load Control
  • Wheels roll in opposite directions when turning
  • Reduced tyre wear and damage to flooring
  • Three-stage adjustable driving dynamics


E16–E20 EVO series trucks are remarkably cost-effective 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 completely 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 problem-free.

  • Initial service after 1000 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 Lift Travel speed, with/without load Battery voltage/rated capacity (5h) Aisle width with pallet 800 x 1200 along forks
E16P 1.6 (t) 2800 (mm) 20 / 20 km/h 48/575/625 [48/335] (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3479 (mm)
E16PH 1.6 (t) 3150 (mm) 20 / 20 km/h 48 / 700/775 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3528 (mm)
E18PH 1.8 (t) 3150 (mm) 20 / 20 km/h 48 / 700/775 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3533 (mm)
E20PH 2.0 (t) 3150 (mm) 20 / 20 km/h 48 / 700/775 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3537 (mm)
E20PHL 2.0 (t) 3150 (mm) 20 / 20 km/h 48 / 840/930 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3645 (mm)
E20PL 2.0 (t) 2800 (mm) 20 / 20 km/h 48/690/750 [48/335] (V)/(Ah) o. kWh 3595 (mm)

Optional Equipment

Active battery vent

Active battery vent

Fast, convenient, safe: The automatic air vent makes the charging process very user-friendly, 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

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.

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.

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

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