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Electric Forklifts: The Benefits

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With the proof that electric cars on the road can be as good performance wise as what a diesel or petrol model can, then it also makes sense that the electric forklift would be exactly the same. Here we clear up any misconceptions you may have when it comes to electric forklifts.
Performance wise, there is no difference when it comes to electric forklifts compared to those with a diesel or gas engine. There is even a positive when it comes to the electric forklift over the fuel powered engine and that is that the electric forklift is much cheaper to run and to refuel.
The downside of electric forklifts is that they are usually higher in terms of cost to initially purchase but with big savings to be made on recharging rather than refuelling you’ll make this back in no time at all.
Another big saving is on servicing and maintenance. Although we always stress that safety is paramount, electric forklifts usually require longer service intervals and the maintenance costs are usually much lower too. The reason behind this is that there are fewer parts that have to be replaced or maintained than with a fuel engine forklift.
If a forklift needs to be operated in small areas, then you’ll also be interested to know that the electric forklift has a much smaller chassis that an engine forklift and so is perfect for manoeuvrability and for businesses with smaller operating spaces.
Think of the noise reduction too! I’m sure this one is common sense, but as you can imagine, the electric forklift is much quieter than a fuel engine forklift so it will also cut noise pollution in the workplace.
Not only are you reducing the amount of noise pollution in the workplace electric forklifts also do their bit for reducing carbon emissions too by not using gas or diesel.
Safety is another aspect when it comes to the electric forklift having the edge over fuel forklifts as increased truck stability can be achieved due to the electric forklift’s lower centre of gravity.
So what are you waiting for? For a greener, more cost-effective fleet of forklifts why not opt to go electric?
If you’re looking for forklift training, then we here at Forklift Agency can help. We offer health and safety approved training nationwide to both individuals and employers, and we don’t charge travelling costs. We will provide the training at a time and place that suits you. Give us a call to discuss your requirements and for more information 0330 330 9495 or complete the form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.
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