Many companies today are trying to and be environmentally responsible. They desire cleaner products to use in their places of business. To be able to meet all these expectations, forklift corporations as well as their suppliers are considering cleaner burning energy sources and alternative fuel ideas.
Technology is now able to help manufacturers make units that 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. Numerous manufacturers have since been prompted to invest more into the development and research of these emerging machinery.
Practically 60% of forklift market nowadays is with electric units, which is up from approximately 45 percent roughly 20 years ago. More and more businesses and companies are enjoying less operating costs by choosing electric. Like for instance, the cost efficiency alone in regards to the costs of fuel and maintenance save companies thousands of dollars. The electric units in comparison to internal combustion units, provide a longer life to the fleet and the reduced emissions in the facility allow a lot better air quality for people working indoors.
Less Emissions: By not emitting any carbons or carcinogens, there is a better overall improved operating condition, resulting in better health for your employees.
Less Expenses: Less operating expenses have resulted from less moving parts and the reduction in heat being produced.
Reduced Fuel Costs: When properly taken care of and maintained, chargers and batteries cost considerably less compared to Liquid Propane units and the electric units offer more stability and better costs.
Improved Operator Ergonomics: There is much heat and vibration produced by IC or internal combustion Engines. Both of these situations can greatly contribute to operator exhaustion.