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In today’s industrial landscape, businesses are actively choosing eco-friendly alternatives to enhance their operations. A prime example of this shift is the growing preference for electric powered forklifts, a solution that not only meets operational needs but also outperforms expectations in terms of efficiency and sustainability.

At Eco Plant Hire, we’re excited to offer a comprehensive range of Electric Powered Forklifts, marking a significant change in how materials are handled. Among these, two exceptional models—the E14 and E16 Electric Powered Forklifts—stand out and are available for rent to elevate your material handling processes.

These electric forklifts bring together cutting-edge technology and environmental responsibility, providing businesses with a powerful tool to boost operations while minimising their impact on the environment. Let’s explore the distinctive features of the E14 and E16 models, demonstrating why they are the preferred choice for those seeking a perfect balance of performance and sustainability.

What are Electric Powered Forklifts?

Electric powered forklifts are material handling vehicles designed for lifting, transporting, and stacking goods within various industrial and warehouse environments. What sets them apart from traditional forklifts is their power source – electric motors fueled by rechargeable batteries. Unlike internal combustion engine forklifts that run on gas or diesel, electric forklifts offer distinct advantages in terms of environmental impact, efficiency, and operational costs.

What are the benefits of Electric Forklift?

Environmental Sustainability:

Zero Emissions: Electric forklifts produce zero emissions during operation, contributing to a cleaner and healthier working environment.

Reduced Carbon Footprint: By using electric power instead of traditional fuels, businesses can significantly reduce their carbon footprint, aligning with sustainability goals.

Operational Efficiency:

Quiet Operation: Electric forklifts operate with lower noise levels compared to internal combustion engine forklifts. This is particularly beneficial in noise-sensitive environments.

Precise Control: Electric forklifts offer precise control, making them suitable for tasks that require accuracy and careful manoeuvring, such as navigating narrow aisles.

Ease of communication: When assistance is needed the operator can easily hear guided instructions on difficult manoeuvres without the need for hand signals or shouting

Lower Operating Costs:

Energy Efficiency: Electricity is generally more cost-effective than traditional fuels, resulting in lower operating costs over the lifespan of the forklift.

Reduced Maintenance: Electric forklifts typically have fewer moving parts, leading to reduced maintenance requirements and lower overall maintenance costs.

Versatility and Performance:

Handling Heavy Loads: Electric forklifts are capable of handling heavy loads, making them versatile for various material handling tasks.

Advanced Technology: Advancements in electric forklift technology have improved their performance, making them competitive with traditional internal combustion engine forklifts.

Adaptability to Indoor Environments:

Emission-Free Operation: The absence of emissions makes electric forklifts suitable for indoor use, eliminating concerns about air quality and ventilation.

Narrow Aisle Manoeuvrability: Many electric forklift models have a compact design and excellent turning radius, making them well-suited for navigating narrow aisles in warehouses and storage facilities.

Longer Lifespan:

Battery Technology: Advances in battery technology contribute to longer lifespans for electric forklifts. Lithium-ion batteries, in particular, are known for their durability and longevity.

Cost-Effective Over the Long Run:

Total Cost of Ownership: While the initial cost of electric forklifts might be higher, the combination of lower operating costs, reduced maintenance, and longer lifespan often results in a more cost-effective solution over the long run.

Electric Powered Forklifts Available to Rent and Hire

Looking to enhance your material handling capabilities? Our Electric Powered Forklifts, featuring the E14 and E16 models, are here to meet your needs. Let’s delve into the key specifications and advantages of each:

E14 Electric Powered Forklift

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  • Battery Capacity: 48 V/460 Ah
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 2746mm
    • Width: 1090mm
    • Height (Cabin): 1910mm
  • Max Safe Load: 1400kg

The E14 Electric Forklift excels in precision load handling, even in confined spaces, providing enhanced stability. Equipped with a side shift, fork spreaders, and a built-in charger, it offers convenience and efficiency. Recharging is a breeze, requiring only a 32amp, 3-phase power supply.

For full specifications, please click here.

E16P Electric Powered Forklift

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  • Battery Capacity: 48 V/575 Ah
    • Dimensions:
    • Length (E16P): 2929mm
    • Length (E16PH): 2978mm
    • Width (E16P/PH): 1090mm
    • Height (E16P): 3363mm
    • Height (E16PH): 3713mm
  • Max Safe Load: 1600kg

The E16P Electric Forklift boasts precision load handling in tight spaces, coupled with exceptional stability. With features like a side shift, fork spreaders, and a built-in charger, it mirrors the efficiency of the E14. Recharge seamlessly with a 32amp, 3-phase power supply.

For full specifications, please click here.

Ready to go green on your material handling operations? You can either hire a forklift for a day, week, month or year, your choice! Our state-of-the-art Electric Powered Forklifts are available for rent and hire at Eco Plant Hire.

For inquiries and reservations, reach out to us by phone at +353 (0) 57 862 6669 or through email at If you prefer an in-person experience, visit our location at Dublin Rd, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois, R32T P6A, Ireland.

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FAQs About Our Electric Forklifts

Where can we find out about electric forklifts

For more information about our Electric Powered Forklifts and to explore how they can elevate your material handling operations, feel free to get in touch with us. You can reach us by phone at +353 (0) 57 862 6669 or drop us an email at If you prefer a firsthand experience, we welcome you to visit our facility located at Dublin Rd, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois, R32T P6A, Ireland. Our team is ready to assist and provide detailed insights into the capabilities of our electric forklifts.

Do you prefer an electric forklift for material handling?

Many industries, like pharmaceuticals, construction, demolition, and agriculture, use electric powered forklifts rather than their liquid fuel powered counterparts for material handling. They prefer these forklifts because they produce zero emissions, are fully battery powered, are easy to drive, low noise, and can handle different tasks well. These benefits make electric forklifts a popular choice for a greener and more effective way of handling materials in various work environments.

Why should I choose an electric forklift?

Firstly, electric forklifts are environmentally friendly because they produce zero emissions. This not only aligns with sustainability goals but also ensures a cleaner and healthier workplace. Moreover, electric forklifts are more cost-effective in the long run. Operating on batteries tends to be more economical compared to traditional fuel, offering potential savings for your business.

In terms of performance, electric forklifts are quieter, creating a more pleasant working environment. Their ease of operation is another advantage, contributing to increased efficiency. You’ll find that manoeuvring an electric forklift is often smoother and requires less maintenance compared to other types, saving you time and resources.