Electric forklifts

Swire Energy Services’ newly procured fleet of ten electric forklift trucks.
Swire Energy Services' newly procured fleet of ten electric forklift trucks.
Swire Energy Services ("SES") has recently replaced its UK diesel-powered forklift truck fleet with electric forklifts. Replacing the diesel fleet removes the equivalent of 250 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere annually and makes a significant contribution to achieving the 2019-2021 target to reduce emissions by 27% within SES' journey to net-zero by 2030. The project is a great example of the Swire Sustainability Fund supporting the reduction of Scope 1 emissions through investment in technology.

Electric forklifts have been used for lighter applications for several years, but only recently have machines been developed that are suitable for SES' heavy lift requirements. The new fleet also boasts state-of-the-art safety features that restrict access to approved drivers only, alert pedestrians with vibrating proximity sensors and hazard lights; provide visual and audio assistance to drivers with 360-degree cameras and hazard alerts and maintain a record of vehicle driving history and pre-use checks.
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Electric forklifts

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