The Benefits of Lithium-Ion Batteries vs. Lead-Acid Batteries

Reduced carbon footprint, no maintenance, no need for spare batteries – this is why we will always be on the Lithium-Ion side of the debate when it comes to electric vehicles. 


Running forklifts and delivery trucks as cleanly as possible is becoming more pressing with the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and as we move towards new climate targets. So, the classic debate raises its head again – Lead Acid or Lithium-Ion batteries? 

Lead-acid batteries have long been the top choice for companies employing electric lift trucks. However, with long charging times, demanding maintenance requirements, the need for extra batteries and high risk of operator misuse, many are now looking to Lithium-Ion batteries as a better alternative.

Why? Here are just a few benefits: 

  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Can be charged in 1-2 hours
  • Can be charged at any time
  • Requires zero maintenance
  • No need to keep spare batteries
  • No need for time-consuming battery change outs
  • One charger can charge up to 5 batteries
  • Zero risk of acid spills
  • No gassing
  • 40% more energy efficient than lead-acid batteries

We work with Triathlon UK to supply lithium-ion batteries to our customers – they are the UK’s leading supplier and allow us to provide you with new electric lithium-ion trucks or convert your old truck to lithium-ion batteries. 

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