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Electric forklifts

electric forklift in warehouse

If you’re still running gas-powered forklifts, it might be time to review your fleet and consider going electric. While electric forklifts have been around for a long time, the advancements with electric vehicles over the last 10 years are being mirrored in the latest electric forklifts. If you’re still on the fence about going electric, we’ve got the information to help you determine if making the switch is right for you.

Why choose an electric forklift?

Upgrading to an electric forklift can have many benefits, including lower maintenance and fuel costs, and no emissions.

What to consider when going electric

Four questions you should ask yourself before purchasing or leasing an electric forklift.

Electric forklifts and your bill

Switching to electric forklifts might increase your electric bill—but you’ll still save money overall. 

Compare the costs

Use our electric forklift calculator to find out how much you could save switching to electric compared to diesel or propane.

Incentives for electric forklifts

To find out if there are incentives for electric forklifts, visit Plug In BC to view their current offers under Specialty-Use Vehicles.

Where can you get more information?

If you'd like to find out more about electric forklifts and see what they could do for your business, the best place to start is by talking to your BC Hydro Key Account Manager or Regional Energy Manager.

Not sure who to contact? Call our business helpdesk

Lower Mainland: 604 522 4713

Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 866 522 4713