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. In order to meet all these expectations, forklift companies and their suppliers are considering other fuel ideas and cleaner burning energy sources.
Technology is currently able to help manufacturers make units which when compare to their internal combustion or IC counterparts use less overall energy, cost less to operate and reduce carbon footprints. These new designs are creating an obvious shift in the forklift market. A lot of manufacturers have since been encouraged to invest more into the development and research of these emerging equipment.
Around 60 percent of today's forklift market is represented by electric units. This is up from around 45 percent approximately 20 years ago. Increasingly more companies and businesses are enjoying lower operating expenses by choosing electric. Like for instance, the cost efficiency alone in regards to the costs of maintenance and fuel save companies thousands of dollars. The electric units compared to IC units, offer a longer life to the fleet and the reduced emissions within the facility allow those working inside a much better air quality.
Reduced Emissions: By not emitting any carcinogens or carbons, there is a better overall improved operating condition, resulting in better health for your workers.
Reduced Costs: Lower operating expenses have resulted from less moving components and the reduction in heat being produced.
Less Fuel Expenses: When correctly maintained and taken care of, batteries and chargers cost significantly less compared to Liquid Propane units and the electric models provide better costs and more stability.
Improved Operator Ergonomics: There is much vibration and heat produced by Internal Combustion or IC Engines. Both of these situations could really result in operator exhaustion.