Lift Truck Comparison

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

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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:

Baskar Vairamohan, Sr Technical Leader, 865-218-8189,


Allen Dennis, Sr Program Manager, 865-218-8192,