Electric forklift trucks have received a lot more attention in the industry in recent years, thanks to significant revisions in rules around pollution and noise levels. Electric forklifts have also evolved significantly, and they are quickly catching up to their diesel and petrol counterparts in terms of reliability and durability. Because of their compact size, they offer enhanced mobility and the flexibility to stack items in confined locations, making them a fantastic solution for organisations trying to maximise warehouse space.

Many companies are thinking about switching from fuel to electric forklifts, but what are the advantages of doing so? Continue reading to discover the features and benefits of an electric forklift, as well as why the EP series of electric forklifts are better than others.

Features and benefits of an electric forklift

While electric forklifts typically have bigger upfront costs, compared to diesel trucks, they can save you up to 80% on energy expenditures. With the added benefits of no engine exhausts and a truck that is constantly ready to go, the extra expense of an electric truck may break even for your company within the first year. Simply hit the accelerator and get to work! When charged properly and used for the appropriate timeframe, electric forklifts also have the lowest operating expenses. Read on to learn some more features and benefits of electric forklifts:


One of the most significant advantages of using electric forklifts is that they are pollution-free, as they emit no harmful pollutants and consume less energy. Going electric with your forklifts ensures that you’re picking a vehicle that is friendly to the environment, which is a significant topic of discussion and one that we are progressively becoming more concerned of.

Lower noise pollution and vibration levels

Electric forklifts produce far less noise levels than conventional forklifts. This makes operating the trucks much more pleasant for users; some workers may spend most of their working day in the vehicle, so making sure they are comfortable is critical.

Lower ownership costs

These vehicles, unlike fuel forklifts, are powered by electricity and cost relatively little to operate once acquired. Because they contain fewer parts, they are also easier and less expensive to fix and maintain.

Improved manoeuvrability

Electric forklifts often have a smaller chassis, allowing for more manoeuvrability in tighter locations. Because the electric battery is extremely heavy, it usually serves as part of the truck’s counterbalance, allowing it to function with a lesser counterweight. These trucks often have a small turning radius too, making it simpler for drivers to manoeuvre in tight spaces.

Why buy EP forklifts?

You can choose from a wide selection of EP electric forklifts, including:

  1. TVE: A small model that fits through a door. With a range of 500-1500kg, it can work in the tightest of spaces.
  2. TVS: Super small stand-in counterbalance trucks with a 3m working aisle and rubber tyres for usage on uneven surfaces or outdoors.
  3. Counterbalance trucks: These are a combination of a counterbalance truck and a stacker chassis. Any load may be lifted by a standard FEM fork carriage with forks. The biggest advantage is that you do not need to have a driver’s licence to operate one.

Contact SHS Handling Solutions today

SHS Handling Solutions Ltd is a family-operated company based in Redhill, Surrey, that was started 23 years ago and offers a wide selection of EP electric forklifts. After seven years in Buckingham, SHS relocated to Brackley, where it is now centrally placed to service the UK with convenience.

The move comes after tremendous growth as a result of innovation and ingenuity in meeting client needs. When needed, our devoted personnel is always there to help and advise.

As seen by the likes of Tesla and the changes we’re currently witnessing in the car industry, the future is electric. If you want to start making the switch to electric forklifts, SHS provides a level of service that no other materials handling and workplace goods provider can match. So, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert and friendly team for all your electric forklift needs today.