Electric solutions for business
Experience the benefits of electric power for your business, whether it be for warehouse equipment or your on-road or off-road fleet. Forklifts, tractors and delivery vehicles are only some of the many vehicles that can be electrified to provide quiet, low-emission power at your workplace.
Benefits and considerations of electric fleets
- Using electricity as the source or propulsion means on-site fuel is unnecessary, eliminating a potential safety hazard.
- Zero-emission electric vehicles mean a cleaner and healthier workplace for your employees.
- Quiet electric vehicles make communication easier on site, which increases safety and efficiency. They also contribute to a more pleasant working environment.
- Without the many components of an internal combustion engine, there are fewer parts to fail.
- Time doesn't have to be spent on refueling vehicles or changing fuel canisters.
- With the cost of electricity, the average electric vehicle can be charged on $1 per day, which is considerably less than normal internal combustion engine fuel costs.
- Electric fleets require regular charging. With day-time shifts, this can be accomplished at night. For companies with 24-hour operations, charging is consciously scheduled into the work day to maximize use of vehicles.
- While battery costs are decreasing, the replacement of the battery on an EV is more expensive than that of a traditional vehicle. Standard EV battery warranties are 8 years/100,000 miles.
Questions to consider as you design your EV fleet and choose the best charging equipment for your company's needs
- How large is the fleet?
- Will you convert all at once?
- How many shifts do you have? How much time is between each shift?
- What processes will need to be put in place to ensure charging opportunities are maximized?