Switching from Propane to Electric Forklifts

Currently representing nearly 65% of the market, electric forklifts continue to gain in popularity, replacing propane-powered trucks in a broad range of applications for a variety of reasons. With carbon emission reduction, operations are discovering that electricity offers a better way to power their trucks and empower their business. Talk to us about how you could switch and save.

Lower Cost of Ownership While electric forklifts can cost more upfront than propane lift trucks, they offer a lower total cost of ownership by saving you money on fuel, maintenance, and repairs over the life of the truck.
Improve Operator Comfort Electric forklifts offer a more pleasant operating experience than propane-powered trucks, enhancing operator comfort and reducing fatigue with fewer vibrations, a quieter ride, less heat, and zero emissions.

100% Reduction in carbon emissions for a cleaner, healthier working environment
Reduced Maintenance & Repairs With fewer moving parts, no spark plugs, and no required oil changes or tune-ups, electric trucks require less maintenance and repair than propane forklifts, cutting costs and keeping your fleet on the floor for superior productivity.

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  • Why Raymond Electric Forklifts?

    Raymond offers best-in-class forklifts that allow you to move to a sustainable, reliable, economical electric fleet without compromising on capacity, performance, or productivity.

  • Raymond Sit Down Counterbalanced Forklifts

    Industry-leading performance and dependability designed to excel in a wide variety of material handling applications.

  • Financing Options

    Flexible solutions to suit your needs and budget including rentals, leases and used forklifts.

  • World-Class Manufacturing

    Highest quality standards within manufacturing to ensure the most dependable products on the market.

Interested in switching to Raymond Electric Forklifts?

To learn more about the benefits of switching from Internal Combustion to Electric, or to see if our forklifts are suited to your specific application and operation, please fill out the form below and a representative from your local Sales & Service Center will be in touch.

This calculator is intended to serve as a guide and provide general information regarding the potential advantage of converting from Liquid Propane (LP) to electric forklifts. It is a tool to analyze potential costs savings. The results derived from the use of the calculator are not intended to serve as an assurance of any particular outcome. Your use of the calculator does not constitute a quotation. Please contact your lift truck dealer for additional details. The calculator is based on figures you input and the following assumptions regarding measures, ranges, and rates: 

  • Capital Costs

    IC Truck Capital Costs
    Fuel Type LPG
    Truck Tank Size 7.5 gal.
    Truck Life 7 years
    Electric Truck Capital Costs
    Truck Life 11 years
    Number of Cells per Battery 24
    Battery Cell Ampere-Hour Rating 765
    Estimated Battery Life 3 years
    Charger Life 10 years
    Charge Rate 42 A/100Ahs

  • Operational Details

    IC Truck Operation
    Estimated Service Hours per Year 60
    Estimated Truck Parts Replacement per Year $2,200
    Actual Parts & Labor Costs per Year $0
    Electric Truck Operation
    Time to Water Battery 3 min.
    Service Hours per Year 30
    Estimated Truck Parts Replacement per Year $1,100

    Energy Costs
    IC Truck Energy
    Tank Loss Factor 10%
    Ventilation Costs $.08/truck/hr
    Electric Truck Energy
    Ventilation Costs $.01/truck/hr