The Electrification of MHE
Electrification is quite simply the change from a traditional power source like petrol or diesel to a more modern, eco-conscious solution like electricity. In fact, the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel engines stretches to the MHE industry, meaning a drastic shift in the way businesses equip and run their material handling operation is coming.
But what is electrification? And how will it change our businesses? All of this and how to get ahead of the changes will be answered in today’s article, the electrification of MHE.
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We all know that the future is electric, whether it’s our cars, our central heating systems or our MHE, we are keen to make the shift away from traditional power sources.
Why Do We Need Electrification?
The world needs electrification to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and move towards a more eco-conscious solution.
Electrification is the most viable alternative to fossil fuels and is the solution to curtailing harmful emissions and harmful indoor air pollutants. It doesn’t compromise on comfort or practicality; as we can still drive our modern cars, live in warm houses and use MHE in the workplace.
Put simply, electrification is the way to help curb the damage being done to our earth.
What are the Benefits of Electrification?
Despite it being a large change, there are a lot of benefits of electrification that particularly work in the favour of the MHE industry and businesses that use such machines.
Lower TCO & Reduced Fuel Costs
Yes, electric MHE is more expensive initially to purchase. But, the initial cost allows you to save in the long term.
Electric MHE has lower fuel costs than the traditional models, which results in a lower TCO (total cost of ownership). These savings can then be used elsewhere in the business and can help to cut costs on MHE.
Electric MHE is known to be lower maintenance than the traditional petrol and diesel models. Servicing is straightforward and simple, having a direct effect on productivity with more uptime.
The issues that electric models run into tend to be more minor, and thus easier to fix.
Keeping the Workplace Cleaner and Safer
Keeping your workplace safe should always be at the top of your priority list. By keeping the air cleaner, you can reduce the chances of staff becoming unwell. This, in turn, reduces the number of absences in the workplace.
It’s amazing how electric MHE can inadvertently benefit the workplace, in ways you might not expect.
Reduced Co2 Emissions
We have saved the best till last, which is a big reduction in Co2 emissions. Electric MHE is best used indoors, and the electric battery does not give off any harmful emissions to either staff or the environment around them.
The choice to go greener can seem like a costly one but ultimately can help your company be a little kinder to the environment.
How Can my Business Get Ahead With Electrification?
There is a simple way for businesses that use MHE to get ahead and start the electrification of their forklift fleet.
Trucks Direct, as the No.1 supplier of MHE in the UK, understand the demand for electric models and want to supply them to you.
So browse our full range of electric MHE today.