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Supercharge your operations | Why switching to electric is the right choice for your business

15 March, 2022 by Tom Peace

Businesses of all sizes are choosing to invest in the electrification of their industrial equipment fleet.

However, what exactly are the benefits of going electric?

We looked at several reasons why switching to electric is the right choice for your business, no matter your size, speciality or operational requirements.

There’s no need to compromise on performance

The technology involved in the manufacturing and design of electric industrial equipment has continued to advance, which has resulted in better performing and more productive machines. The electric solutions we supply are extremely competitive when compared with their diesel and LPG counterparts, meaning you can get the job done whilst simultaneously reducing your environmental impact.

Battery technology has also made great strides in recent years, which has resulted in longer run times, faster charging and increased productivity for customers. There’s also the option for Lithium Ion, which allows for constant opportunity charging. This means the battery does not have to be completely empty before it’s recharged and charge times can fit easily around your operational schedule. Lithium-Ion batteries can also be fully charged from 100% discharge in 1-2 hours.

At Briggs, we work with leading equipment and battery manufacturers to provide our customers with the widest choice of industry leading electric machines and power supply options. This means that no matter what your application, we have an electric or fuel-efficient solution to match your requirements that doesn’t compromise on performance.

Affordable operating costs

Choosing electric means a move away from the inevitable fuel costs when operating diesel equipment. This is particularly relevant given the volatility in fuel prices and the ending of the Red Diesel tax exemption scheme in April 2022. The cheaper operational cost of running electric equipment allows companies to have a much clearer picture of their fuel spend over a long-term period.

To help calculate the savings that your business can achieve by switching to electric, we’ve developed a range of support to help our customers invest in a greener future. We’re able to model existing & potential future equipment and compare the impact that changing to an alternative power source can have on both the operating costs and CO2 output of a specific fleet.

This level of insight allows you to make the switch to electric with full visibility and clarity of the financial savings and operational benefits.

Reduce your environmental impact

Electric equipment is a great way for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable working as they produce zero emissions at the point of use. This means you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and work towards building an effective carbon strategy. Electric equipment also reduces other types of pollution such as noise and airborne particulates, which helps create a safer and more comfortable working environment for operators and on-site colleagues.

Available for those bigger pieces of equipment

Our electric product offering continues to grow and we’re even able to provide sustainable options for large and complex applications. This is good news for businesses who want to move towards a ‘greener’ way of working and operate a diverse fleet of equipment. We work collaboratively with our manufacturing partners to develop solutions that match the ever-evolving demands of our customers and the wider market.

Whether you’re operating a fleet of Big Trucks in a major port or working with a small number of machines in a warehouse environment, there are now sustainable options available that won’t slow your operation down. 

To find out more about building your carbon strategy with Briggs Equipment, speak to our expert team via: Info@briggsequipment.co.uk or 03301 23 98 50