Electric vs. ICE Truck

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Electric vs. ICE Truck

In most facilities, zero emission lift trucks would be the preferred material handling equipment type. However, Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles still comprise over 45% of new Lift Truck sales due to lower capital costs and perceived performance advantages. OSHA local air quality boards, and corporate management are increasing pressure on all facilities to replace or investigate the conversion of their ICE Lift Trucks to battery-powered equivalents. The battery powered Lift Truck will provide a positive impact on the environment and reduce your overall cost of ownership by 20-30% while increasing productivity with faster lift truck performance. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s national average, customers save $6,300 per electric lift truck compared to an ICE lift truck.

Average Fleet Size

Average Fuel Savings Per Year

1 Truck


40 Trucks


100 Trucks


In most circumstances, there is no analytical method to "size" battery powered Lift Trucks fleets, their corresponding batteries, and the charging equipment required in order to replace an ICE fleet, but that's not the case with Alpine.

Alpine has the ability to provide a cost-effective and unobtrusive alternative method of gathering data to precisely size an electric vehicle fleet in the form of an LP Meter. The LP Meter eliminates the cost prohibitive "demo method" and allows our customers the flexibility and accuracy to properly size their fleet while providing the specific benefits of replacing their ICE Fleet.


  • Reduced Carbon Footprint
  • Cleaner Work Environment
  • Reduced Fuel Costs
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Noise Reduction
  • Labor Savings
  • Increased Productivity