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Fossil-fueled Power
Non-Fossil Generation
End-Use Efficiency
Electricity T&D
Carbon Sequestration
Non-CO2 Reductions
Other GHG Reductions

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Coal Comb. Products
Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
Utility Fleet Veh.
Mat. Handling Vehicles
Mass Transit
Other Transit Actions
Other In-House Actions
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 Conversion of Materials Handling Vehicles


Utilities and other industries traditionally use internal combustion engine vehicles (such as forklift trucks) to move and handle equipment and other materials. However, electric alternatives are available and in use today. Identifying ways to expand their use first with utilities and then in other industries can make significant reductions not only in greenhouse gas emissions, but also in other emissions associated with internal combustion engines.

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 References, Sources, and Other Useful Data

Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value. Crown supports customers with a wide selection of electric fork lift trucks and related equipment.

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), “Industrial Truck Electrification Service Helping Your Customers Do the Heavy Lifting,” Product ID #SO-114850 (January 2000)

In response to environmental and regulatory requirements, many industrial manufacturers and warehouses are considering incorporating electric forklifts, tow tractors, and other industrial equipment into their fleets. EPRI's experienced and knowledgeable technical staff works as an extension of your staff to guide your customer through planning for, installing and managing an electric industrial truck operation.

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