Electric Forklift Pros:
An electric lift truck is cleaner, quieter and has a lower cost of ownership than an LP forklift. Electric forklifts have no emissions, which means no harmful gases for employees to inhale and they are safe for food and medical applications. Electric lift trucks also have fewer moving parts, require less maintenance, and have fewer parts that can break – versus LP forklifts. Lastly, a facility with an all-electric fleet can avoid storing potentially-hazardous fuel.
Electric Forklift Cons:
Electric forklifts cost more upfront, although the low cost of ownership generally offsets the initial cost within two years. Also, most electric forklifts aren’t designed for outdoor use, however, more rugged electric lift trucks with pneumatic tires are available.