UgoWork Receives U.S. and Canadian Certification for Lithium-Ion Batteries for Forklifts
UgoWork Becomes First Company in Canada to Achieve UL 2580 Certification for its Heavy Material Handling Industrial Truck Market Lithium-Ion Batteries
Quebec city, Quebec – April 1st, 2021 – UL, the global safety science leader, today announced that UgoWork™, an energy solutions provider specialized in the material handling industry, is the first company in Canada to achieve certification of UL 2580, the Standard for Batteries for Use In Electric Vehicles, for its W207 lithium-ion battery for heavy-duty class III industrial trucks. Certification of the UgoWork W207 battery included multiple system level tests, including those focused on fire propagation as well as its electrical and mechanical systems.
UL 2580 addresses the safety of the battery system, charging system, electric motors and other electrical parts. The UL 2580 certification program includes testing and certification to UL 991, the Standard for Tests for Safety-Related Controls Employing Solid-State Devices and UL 1998, the Standard for Software in Programmable Components, relating to UgoWork’s proprietary battery management system. It includes:
- Fire propagation testing
- Drop testing
- Crush testing
- Vibration and shock testing
“Safety is key in moving the heavy-duty industrial truck industry to an electric-powered future. By UgoWork achieving the certification for our W207 EV battery, UL is helping move the industry to that reality by helping enhance safety and performance, reduce development cycles and increase speed-to-market,” said Philippe Beauchamp, president and CEO of UgoWork. “We are thankful to the UL team who has brilliantly composed with our unique and revolutionary product.”
“We are thrilled about the accomplishment that UgoWork has achieved to demonstrate their products are safe and compliant with Canadian regulatory requirements,” said Joseph Hosey, vice president and general manager of UL in Canada. “UL understands the challenges that the EV battery manufacturers face and is proud to support rapid product innovations and business growth in the ever-evolving renewables segment. We will continue to bring our 100 years of experience and expertise to the table, and help manufacturers achieve product excellence and gain market access.”
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