Oct 20, 2022


Avant Power to the forefront of innovative battery technology – Avant Tecno launches electric loader models Avant e5-27 and e5-13

The capacity of electric loaders enters a whole new level as Avant Tecno’s new subsidiary, Avant Power, starts producing battery packs for fully electric Avants in 2023. Two new loader models, Avant e5-27 and Avant e5-13, will be equipped with Avant OptiTemp batteries (27kWh and 13kWh) featuring a globally unique thermal management system. The battery capacity is twice the size of other manufacturers’ products. A fully charged battery in Avant e5-27 allows a whole workday with one charge.

“Avant Tecno has been doing research and development related to electric loaders since the 1990s, and our first fully electric loader was introduced in 1997. After working with electric loaders and batteries for decades, we realized that there was no battery pack in the world that would be perfectly optimized for compact loaders. That’s why we decided to start making batteries ourselves,” says Mikko Piepponen, Chief Operating Officer at Avant Power Oy.

Now, Avant Power launches two new generation OptiTemp battery packs for the new full-electric Avant e5-27 and e5-13 models. Completely unique on a global scale, the batteries bring efficiency and safety of electric loaders to the next level.

Key benefits of Avant OptiTemp batteries:

  • High capacity, up to 27 kWh. The Avant e5-27 has twice the capacity of other loaders in its size class. You can work the whole day with one single charge.
  • OptiTemp system inside. The innovative thermal management system keeps the temperature optimized and gives you the same capacity in hot and freezing weather. An OptiTemp battery works very well even in very cold conditions (-30°C/-22°F), when preconditioned. As the battery is plugged into a charger, the temperature control system is automatically switched on. When the workday starts and the loader is unplugged, the battery temperature is optimized for hard work and adjusted to the prevailing weather conditions.
  • Rapid charging stations available. Thanks to the structure of the battery, you can charge your battery in just 1,5 hours with a rapid charger, which enables long workdays.
  • Absolute safety. No other battery manufacturer in the world has similar solutions for safety. In Avant OptiTemp batteries, there is no risk of propagation – thermal runaway from one cell to another – or flame leakage outside the battery device. Absolute safety is guaranteed by the structure and the immersion cooling system of the battery.

Charging times

Loader Avant e5-13 Avant e5-27
Onboard charger 5 h 10 h
Rapid charger 400V/16A 1 h 30 min 2 h 45 min
Rapid charger 400V/32A - 1 h 30 min


The new Avant e5-27 and e5-13 loader models and the Avant OptiTemp battery packs will be unveiled at the international Bauma fair in Munich, Germany, on 24 October 2022 at Avant’s stand FM.709/3. Production starts in 2023.

“The cooperation with Avant Power, and the batteries they have developed, allow us to build the kind of electric loaders that the market has been longing for. Longer working time and more affordable pricing have been key issues with electric loaders until now. With the new e5 models, we intend to tackle them both,” says Jani Käkelä, CEO of Avant Tecno.

For more information, please visit: www.avanttecno.com/avant-power


Jani Käkelä, CEO, Avant Tecno Oy
[email protected]
+358 44 520 7807

Avant Tecno Oy is a world leading manufacturer of high-quality compact loaders and attachments. Founded in 1991, Avant has over the years become a household name in the compact loader business thanks to the numerous innovative solutions it has created. The Avant factory is located in Ylöjärvi, near the city of Tampere in Finland. In addition, Avant has subsidiary sales offices in Germany, Great Britain, the United States, and Brazil, and independent importers in over 50 countries all over the world. www.avanttecno.com

Avant Power Oy is a subsidiary of Avant Tecno Oy, a world leading manufacturer of high-quality compact loaders and attachments. Founded in 2022, Avant Power focuses on manufacturing globally unique high-capacity batteries perfectly optimized for compact loaders. The headquarters of Avant Power are located in Ylöjärvi, near the city of Tampere in Finland. www.avanttecno.com/avant-power