Solar charger extends liftgate battery life under new eNow, Anthony partnership

A new partnership between Anthony Liftgates Inc and eNow Inc offers truck owners and operators the option of solar power battery charging to ensure that their liftgate batteries are always topped off and ready to go.

The solar charging system addresses the tendency for liftgate batteries to run out of power during a delivery cycle. The resulting loss of liftgate function can have a negative impact on operations and bottom line.

The 100-watt eCharge solar battery charger is easily installed on any vehicle with a liftgate. Tests have shown the system keeps batteries at or near a fully charged state throughout the delivery cycle. Since batteries are never left in a discharged or partially charged state, battery life is extended from one to four years depending on battery type. Payback is estimated at one year or less.

This announcement with Anthony Liftgates builds on eNow’s expanding marketing alliances in the transportation industry. Earlier in 2013, eNow announced partnerships with Bergstrom Inc, Mitsubishi Fuso of North America, and Hercules Manufacturing Inc. eNow’s solar-based auxiliary power systems are specifically designed for the transportation industry, including medium- and heavy-duty trucks, commercial buses, school buses, and military vehicles.

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