This lift truck cost calculator will enable you to compare electric versus combustion and propane (LP) life cycle costs including the ability to adjust the capital costs.

Emissions information derived from:

  1. Consumption per shift data: International Truck Association, 1994. Analysis based on 4,000 lb. load capacity forklift truck. Battery-powered Industrial Trucks, Lead Industries Association, Inc.
  2. Emissions data: EPA Nonroad Engine and Vehicle Emissions Study, 1991.
  3. Electric data: National average fuel mix is used: 57% coal, 20%nuclear, 10% natural gas, 8% hydro and 5% oil.

For more information:
Andra Rogers Electric Power Research Institute
arogers@epri.com 650-855-2101