Electric Forklifts

Forklift Calculator

AEP Lift Truck Cost Savings Calculator
Determine the lifecycle savings and environmental benefits of electric lift trucks, as compared to diesel and propane.
User Input, General
Initial Purchase Cost
Default values for initial purchase costs are adjustable.
User Input, Fuel Cost
Fuel prices based on published values from EIA and America’s Electric Cooperatives, updated quarterly.
User Input, Maintenance
Total Cost of Ownership
Fuel Type Initial Purchase Cost Operation & Maintenance Cost Fuel Cost Total Cost
Electric Over Propane Savings (Total)
Savings (Total) CO CO2
Electric Over Diesel Savings (Total)
Savings (Total) CO CO2

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: 29.9% coal, 32.1% natural gas, 20% nuclear, 7.4% hydro, 6.3% wind, 1.9% solar, 1.6% biomass, 0.4% geothermal, 0.4% other.