Going electric? The benefits of using electric forklifts in your workplace

Forklifts are an integral part of many businesses, from food processing to manufacturing and everything in between, wherever there is a warehouse you can be sure to find a forklift.

Over the past decade, there has been a shift to using electric powered forklifts instead of the conventional diesel and LPG models. Diesel and LPG forklifts are known for being reliable workhorses, however, what are the benefits of using an electric forklift in your workplace?

Electric forklifts are more environmentally friendly

This is one of the most obvious benefits of going electric. Emissions produced by diesel and LPG powered forklifts contribute to your business’s carbon footprint. With the Australian government planning to reach zero emissions by 2050, reducing the carbon footprint of your business will assist in reaching this goal.

Unlike conventional forklifts, running an electric forklift will produce significantly less emissions and they can be used indoor locations without polluting the air for your employees.

Electric forklifts have lower maintenance costs

With less internal components than diesel and LPG forklifts, electric forklifts have lower maintenance requirements and costs. Therefore, the routine service requirements of an electric forklift are reduced when compared to the diesel/LPG forklift meaning fewer parts to maintain resulting in minimised downtime for your business.

Electric forklifts are quiet to run

Protect your workers by reducing the noise in your warehouse. Loud and persistent noise can damage hearing over a prolonged period. Electric forklifts have a much lower operating noise level than diesel or LPG forklifts meaning by going electric, you will not only be looking after the health of your workers, but you will also be creating a safer working environment. 

Electric forklifts will save you money

Although an electric forklift may cost that little bit extra initially, the overall amount you will save in the long term will add up to a tidy amount. With an electric forklift, your:

  • Service and maintenance costs will be dramatically reduced
  • Fuel costs will be next to nothing

When you look at both the initial and operational costs of an electric forklift, you end up saving a vast amount of money and are kinder to the environment.

Go electric with Gogopower

It’s not difficult to make the switch to electric. View our entire range of Gogopower electric forklifts, lifting from 1.2T to 3.5T, at www.gogopower.com.au.

For more information or to book in a demo, call our friendly team on 1300 957 078.