Today lots of companies are trying to be as environmentally responsible as possible. There are demanding cleaner products to use in their place of business. In order to meet these expectations, lift truck companies as well as their suppliers are considering cleaner burning energy sources and other fuel ideas.
Technology is now able to help manufacturers make units that when compare to their IC or internal combustion counterparts use less overall energy, reduce carbon footprints and cost less to operate. These new designs are creating an obvious shift in the forklift market. Lots of manufacturers have since been prompted to invest more into the development and research of these emerging machinery.
Approximately 60 percent of today's lift truck market is represented by electric units. This is up from roughly 45% approximately 20 years ago. Increasingly more businesses and companies are enjoying lower operating costs by choosing electric. Like for instance, the cost efficiency alone in regards to the fuel and maintenance costs save businesses thousands of dollars. The electric units in comparison to internal combustion models, provide a longer life to the fleet and the reduced emissions within the facility enable people working inside a much better air quality.
Reduced Emissions: By not emitting any carbons or carcinogens, there is a better overall improved operating condition, resulting in better health for your employees.
Reduced Expenses: Lower operating costs have resulted from less moving components and the reduction in heat being produced.
Less Fuel Expenses: When properly maintained and taken care of, batteries and chargers cost considerably less compared to Liquid Propane units and the electric units offer more stability and better costs.
Improved Operator Ergonomics: There is much vibration and heat produced by Internal Combustion or IC Engines. Both of these situations could really lead to operator fatigue.