Greenville, N.C.-based Trucktruth.com, an online resource for lift truck manufacturers, buyers, operators, and dealers, recently launched an online calculator that compares the cost of owning and operating an internal combustion engine (IC) lift truck fleet to that of owning and operating a similar fleet of electric trucks. The calculator, created by GNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide Technologies, Alpharetta, Ga., can be applied to all brands of trucks and fleets of any size, making it a valuable resource for potential lift truck buyers.

Once a user has submitted information, the calculator generates an operation summary, comparing capital, energy, and maintenance costs for IC and electric trucks. The operation summary can then be used to determine which type of lift truck best suits a company’s budget and needs. To use the online calculator, visit Trucktruth.com.