Did you know the latest electric forklifts now operate for 16 hours on a full charge? That’s equivalent to two shifts. Let’s break it down and get clued up on electric.
Cheaper to run
Electric forklifts have a lot to offer. Although electric forklifts have been around for about 50 to 60 years, the technology is improving all the time. Currently, electric forklifts are on average $7,000 per year cheaper to run than diesel. Now that makes a lot of sense. The battery costs money, of course, but you’ll eliminate your fuel costs overnight. And there’s less servicing with electric forklifts, too.
Better for the planet
Electric forklifts don’t release harmful carbon monoxide particles into the workplace. Nor do they release carbon dioxide and add to greenhouse gas emissions. This makes them perfect for indoor use, especially around items like food that are sensitive to pollution. Gone are the days of storing fuel and disposing of harmful engine oil or coolant fluids.
Better for your staff
There’s no nice way to say it: diesel harms people. Your workers shouldn’t be breathing in anything toxic. Electric forklifts are a lot quieter too, and that’s good for forklift operators. The battery sits under the operator’s seat, so visibility is good for the driver. That all adds up to a lot of good sense.
And they’re waterproof, too, meaning they are suitable for outdoor usage and don’t mind a bit of rain. Their IP65 rating means they are dust-tight and protected against water jets from any angle.
Trade-in the diesel
At South Island Forklifts, you can trade in your old diesel forklift and purchase a new electric forklift. We are experts in all things forklift-related. We have a huge range of top-quality new and used forklifts for sale or hire. We are the agents for three well-respected international brands, and we have a commitment to total customer satisfaction.