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WHY BUY AN ELECTRIC FORKLIFT?

WHY BUY AN ELECTRIC FORKLIFT?
19/07/2019

With increased awareness on the impact we are having on the planet, both people and businesses are constantly looking for ways to cut down on their carbon footprints to become ‘greener.’

And in recent years, due to advancements in technology, the market for electric vehicles has really seen a spark in terms of sales. And now, electric forklifts are gaining in popularity, but what are the benefits of investing in one or a fleet of electric forklifts? We’ve broken them down for you here:

Cost

The most fundamental consideration for any business transaction is how much is it going to cost. With no requirement to purchase petrol, diesel or as much oil compared to a traditional forklift, an electric forklift will save you cash regularly.

In addition, an electric forklift doesn’t need servicing as often as other forklifts, so there’s also the potential to save here too.

Productivity

Electric forklifts are incredibly reliable. Their engineering is much less intensive than petrol or diesel forklifts which makes them not as prone to breakdowns and as you may know, it can be costly if you’re waiting for your forklift to be fixed regularly.

It’s also worth noting that electric forklifts also run better in cold temperatures. Whilst other forklift types might find themselves struggling when the temperatures drop, electric forklifts’ performance is unaffected. Making them great for working in cold environments.

Environmentally friendly

Probably the most obvious benefit an electric forklift brings is its lack of emissions, making them very environmentally friendly. It’s always nice as a business to know you’re doing your bit to keep your carbon footprint as small as possible and an electric forklift can help you reach your low emissions target.

Reduced noise

Whatever industry you’re in, your warehouse or workspace can be a noisy place which can make it difficult to communicate. Luckily, an electric forklift won’t contribute to that noise and only sounds you’ll hear coming from one will be the reversing alarm or the tyres.

If you’re in the process of looking for a new forklift and are considering purchasing an electric forklift, get in touch with the team today to find out more.

For more information on  WHY BUY AN ELECTRIC FORKLIFT?  talk to  H and F Lift Trucks

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