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Electric Forklift or Internal Combustion Forklift?

Posted on by East Midlands Forklifts

A question that is being asked more often today is whether an operation should use an electric forklift or an internal combustion engine forklift (IC forklifts).  Many forklift manufacturers are emphasizing the benefits of electric forklifts; but is an electric forklift right for you? Electric lift trucks have been around for a long time.  Some of the earliest lifting machines were battery powered lift tables that helped load rail cars in the early 1900s.  The variation and configuration of electric lift trucks has changed considerably over the years but the main idea of using a powerful, yet small, electric motor is…

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