E-mobility is growing – retrofit your lifts now

E-mobility is growing – retrofit your lifts now

Ähnlich wie das Doppelsystem Chassis von Consul bietet die Auffahrbrücke Essmann eine flexibel einsetzbare Hebebühne an einem Arbeitsplatz.

VW has announced a major offensive in e-mobility, other brands are planning in the same direction – and there are already numerous electric vehicles on the market. Strong growth is expected in this segment in the coming years, which will result in new requirements in all related areas. Of course, this primarily includes the workshops, which not only have to expand their know-how but also adapt their equipment.


The batteries in the new models are probably the biggest change compared to “conventional” vehicles. Not only in terms of technology, but also in terms of accessibility on the car. Accordingly, lifting platforms in particular must be prepared for the new conditions or retrofitted. As usual, Consul Workshop Equipment GmbH has its finger on the pulse and offers targeted solutions for these new challenges. For example, the specialists from Halver offer a support arm set suitable for 2.35 HD Flex, HD Pro, Premium. This specially designed 3.5 t lift was developed for lifting everything from small vehicles to SUVs, for a variety of models and manufacturers such as: B. the Audi Etron at the specified mounting points. Thanks to the cranked swivel arm geometry, batteries can be easily installed or removed under the vehicle. Of course, the lift in combination with the support arm set is also perfect for standard and sports vehicles. The Z8805 scissor lift table, a mobile lift table with a variety of movement options for a wide range of applications, can also be expanded with an adapter frame to accommodate electric batteries.

Another innovation from Consul is the 2.35 double system chassis, which can be retrofitted for all 2.45 stage systems. The lift is designed for small vehicles right up to luxury sedans such as the S-Class or BMW 7 Series. An invaluable advantage is that one and the same platform can be used with both a swivel arm chassis and a wheel gripper system. This creates two areas of application at the same workplace and upgrades a workshop for changing electric car batteries without requiring additional space. Electric or hybrid vehicles are safely lifted using the wheel gripper system for work under the vehicle; the folding wheel grippers enable normal lifting using the swivel arms at the pick-up points. And another important advantage: despite the expansion, the column spacing remains the same. The automotive world is constantly changing – the experts at Consul are there to provide you with competent and helpful support. If you have any questions about specific models or other accessories, please feel free to contact us!

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How long does it take to install and commission a lifting platform?

Consul lifts are almost fully assembled. Usually, we need about 6 hours to set up a 2-post lift.

can a lifting platform also be used in a small workshop?

Due to the intelligent design of the Consul lifting platforms, we sometimes only need a ceiling height of 2.60 m.

Thanks to the wide range of products, there are solutions for all needs and requirements.

How do you operate the lift?

All Consul lifting platforms are operated via a push button control or a reversing switch.

can a lifting platform also be used for private use?

Of course yes, just pay attention to the floor and electrical requirements.