Electricity is transforming our nation's transportation sector. Today, the technology and infrastructure exist to promote vehicles that move both people and goods using electricity as a fuel. This new generation of electric transportation will help the nation reduce its dependence on foreign oil, diversify this sector's fuel mix, and enhance U.S. energy and economic security.
At Mississippi Power, we are using Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) to diversify our fleet and pool car options. Along with promotion of the PEVs, the pool cars save the company money for employee mileage reimbursement and rental vehicle costs. The PEVs also reduce operating costs, due to lower fuel and maintenance costs.
Many benefits exist when using EVs for fleet cars:
Electric forklifts are one of the most widely used material handling vehicles. Although lift trucks have traditionally been fueled by propane gas or diesel fuel, more than 61 percent of forklifts currently purchased are electric.
Here's what electric forklifts carry into your facility:
All of this adds up to $1 or more per hour savings in operating costs for each vehicle. Why would you use anything else?
Electric cranes have several advantages over diesel cranes. They reduce air and noise pollution, and cut operating and maintenance costs. They are also more efficient. When a crane is going up it is using energy, but when it is going down it's regenerating energy.
Different types of electric cranes provide different benefits to companies. Ship-to-shore and gantry cranes are common in ports and intermodal centers.