In the "you take your victories where you can" department, electric-vehicle advocates and environmentalists alike can rejoice in the fact that even electric forklift sales are on the way up. Annual sales of electric forklifts in North America will exceed $500 million by 2020, up from about $100 million this year, according to a study by Navigant (formerly Pike) Research.
Karabag has been selling conversions of a few Fiat models for a while now, but a new configuration of the 500, along with a low lease price, could see them moving more out the door. The new Karabag 500e makes use of the same electric drivetrain components that German forklift maker Linde Materials Handling employs to move about its precision workhorses.
FedEx freight in Springfield, IL has decided that battery-powered forklifts simply aren't up to the task of hauling packages around its extensive facility. Apparently, those electric forklifts required, "an eight-hour charge followed by an eight-hour cooling-off period." After charging and cooling, the battery-powered forklifts provided about eight hours of actual run time. Turns out, most FedEx facilities operate round the clock. So, it seemed quite obvious that the forklifts should be operatio
We have brought you news of cars made from electric forklifts and hydrogen fuel cell powered forklifts... and now we would like to present: human-powered forklifts! Yep, that's right, these forklifts were designed to use simple gearing to increase the capabilities of the human body in order to lift and move objects around a warehouse or the like. This certainly beats humming the mantra "lift with your legs, not with your back" and carrying heavy packages around with nothing more than a pair of w