These days many companies are trying to be as environmentally responsible as possible. There are demanding cleaner products to use in their place of business. To be able to meet all these expectations, lift truck companies and their suppliers are considering other fuel ideas and cleaner burning energy sources.
Technology is currently able to help manufacturers build models that when compare to their internal combustion or IC counterparts utilize less overall energy, cost less to operate and reduce carbon footprints. These new designs are creating an obvious shift in the forklift market. Many manufacturers have since been prompted to invest more into the development and research of these emerging machinery.
Nearly 60 percent of forklift market today is with electric models, which is up from about 45% about 20 years ago. More and more businesses and companies are enjoying lower operating expenses by choosing electric. For example, the cost efficiency alone when it comes to the fuel and maintenance costs save businesses thousands of dollars. The electric models provide a longer life to the fleet, in comparison to internal combustion models and the less emissions in the facility allow much better air quality for individuals working inside.
Reduced Emissions: By not emitting any carbons or carcinogens, there is a better overall improved operating condition, resulting in better health for your workers.
Less Expenses: Less operating expenses have resulted from less moving components and the reduction in heat being produced.
Less Fuel Costs: When properly maintained and taken care of, batteries and chargers cost considerably less compared to Liquid Propane units and the electric units provide better costs and more stability.
Improved Operator Ergonomics: Internal Combustion or IC engines not only produce emissions but also give off much vibration and heat. Both of these situations can greatly lead to operator fatigue.