The future is electric. Just recently, California announced that it will ban the sale of gas-fueled cars by 2035. As gas-powered cars go out of style, so will diesel-powered machinery. In fact, the California Air Resources Board is currently developing a measure that could require forklift owners to replace their propane and gasoline forklifts with a battery-electric or fuel-cell version.
Electrification is not just a trendy choice, and manufacturers are not just pushing the shift because it may soon be mandated. In fact, it’s a highly practical choice that has benefits for your fleet, the environment, the longevity of your machinery–and your operational costs. We call that a win-win.
In this edition of the Papé Material Handling blog, let’s take a look at the benefits of adding clean power to your fleet.
Electric Options are Everywhere
When it comes to electric-powered machinery, Hyster and Yale are pioneers. We are proud to be a Hyster and Yale dealership. Electric lift trucks are nothing new to these manufacturers, and they’re expanding their engineering to bring advanced power sources to high-capacity trucks and more.
Beyond Hyster, our other cutting edge partners like TaylorDunn, V Mariotti, Motrec, and more, are engineering electric-powered vehicles left and right.
Our inventory at Papé Material Handling for electric-powered vehicles is growing, and we’re offering electric options for:
- high-capacity trucks
- burden carriers
- custom vehicles
- & more
Take a look at our selection of electric forklifts and electric industrial vehicles, and keep an eye out as we continually expand our offerings, keeping up with the exciting switch to electrification.
Benefits of Going Electric
The benefits of going electric are multifold. They include:
- reducing emissions
- reducing fuel consumption
- cutting down on maintenance costs
- lowering the cost of ownership
- boosting equipment performance
- improving efficiency
- receiving tax breaks
All in all, while upfront costs may be initially higher, you’re going to reduce the cost of ownership–all while getting tax breaks and benefiting the environment. And with the rising cost of fuel, this is becoming an increasingly attractive option. You’re not losing anything, either. The advanced engineering of this cutting-edge technology makes you feel like you’re operating a diesel-powered vehicle.
Batteries and Charging Stations
The bigger the machinery, the bigger the challenge it is to power it with electricity. However, you’ve got lots of options when it comes to charging your electric powered equipment. You’ll want to consider the differences between using lead-acid or lithium batteries. Lithium-ion is generally the top choice for efficient charging, but you may want to look toward hydrogen for larger operations, too.
Hydrogen and grid power provide exceptional power solutions for larger operations. Batteries for heavier machinery with higher power consumption can be equipped with hydrogen fuel cells, which can reduce the labor costs of recharging.
Many operations use a combination of lead acid, lithium-ion, ICE, and hydrogen fuel cells, and as your partner, we can help you find the best solution for your equipment needs.
Reach Out to Us
Papé Material Handling is your partner for electric trucks, batteries and charging solutions for the future. We’re here to help you maximize your uptime and unlock big savings–both in terms of cost and efficiency. Let us help you navigate the transition to electrification. We will guide and support you in every step of the process. Reach out to your local Papé Material Handling dealership for information, and we will be thrilled to assist you!