Electric counterbalanced trucks usually have a higher initial investment cost compared to internal combustion engine trucks. However, they also require lower maintenance thanks to fewer moving parts among other things, they also have a longer lifetime, giving them a lower lifetime cost. To help you find out if you could benefit from an electric CB we have created a calculator to estimate potential CO2 emission savings as well as cost savings over eight years.
The change from diesel to electric forklifts for Burton Roofing
Burton Roofing Merchants replaced their diesel powered trucks across its 13 UK depots. The switch from a diesel to electric fleet was prompted by concerns over the rising price of fuel following the announcement in 2022 that the Government were planning to prohibit the use of red diesel in forklift trucks.
A fuel cost analysis was undertaken at each of Burton’s 13 sites. Based on the current price of diesel and electricity, the figures showed that over a five-year period, electric trucks represented a considerably more cost-effective option.
Electric forklifts are more quiet than their internal combustion counterparts and they have zero emissions. Thanks to their low maintenance requirements, they have a low total cost of ownership while providing excellent ergonomics. Electric trucks also have a low centre of gravity, allowing us to offer you a wide range of load capacities to suit light to heavy-duty applications.
Electric forklifts are very versatile and can be used in a wide variety of applications, both indoors and out. So, whether your operation deals in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, beverage, retail, or something else; you can go electric.
Yes, Toyota electric counterbalanced trucks are made to work inside as well as outside and can be equipped with different kinds of cabins and additional protection to suit outdoor conditions. These cabins can combat all environmental conditions: hot, cold, rainy…
The initial purchase price of internal combustion trucks is lower than that of electric forklifts. The latter are, however, more cost-effective in the long run, as they have fewer moving parts and therefore don’t need much maintenance. Additionally, charging costs are also much lower than refuelling costs (gas or diesel).