Reduce your MHE energy bill


Reduce your MHE energy bill - Thursday, 03.11.2022

The rising cost of living is top of everyone’s agenda. We’ve seen electricity prices triple in a few months. Cutting costs is a priority. Especially at this busy time of year. So, let’s take a look at how you can reduce your MHE energy bill.



For businesses operating an electric fleet, recharging is key. There are two important considerations. Firstly, assess how much power the truck draws during operation. Secondly, what is the charger’s percentage of inefficiency? Take lithium and any system requiring regular opportunity charging. The amount of energy returned determines the cost of this energy replacement. Equally, calculate the Kw unit cost of AC mains supply electricity.


Peak and off-peak rates

Certainly, find out when you can access low-cost energy. The difference between peak and off-peak rate electricity costs is significant. Times of day vary. They will depend on your current energy supply contract. Generally, peak rate electricity is available from 06.00 to 22.00. Off-peak power is accessible between 22.00 and 06.00. Why does this matter? Off-peak electricity can cost around 18%-20% less than at peak rate.


Single or two-shift operation

So, are you operating over a single or two-shift period? We can help to reduce your MHE energy bill. Our high efficiency TCHF smart charger is a cost-effective solution. It’s 23% more efficient than a standard low frequency charger. Adding our Trak-Air system delivers a further efficiency. Importantly, the TCHF Trak-Air can recharge a battery fully in six hours, including end of charge rest. Therefore, it fits within the typical off-peak electricity period. Consequently, businesses can make substantial extra savings. 


Weekly planner

Our TCHF and TCHF Trak-Air system weekly planner offer even greater flexibility. They allow you to pre-set individual charges. This is possible for every day of the week. Crucially, it doesn’t matter when you connect charger and battery. Charging is restricted to pre-set times, maximising low-rate electricity usage. 


Making the switch

Of course, many logistics operations use diesel forklifts. It’s time to investigate switching to an electric fleet. You want to be sure it’s the right move for your business. There are various considerations. Would standard lead acid batteries suit your operation? Or are lithium-powered trucks the way forward? Whatever your set-up, check out the latest advanced battery technologies. Systems requiring regular opportunity charging could represent a cost-effective option.


Keen to reduce your MHE energy bill? These examples show how you could benefit. The calculation basis is 5.5 days’ work per week. Work is carried out over 51 weeks per year. Peak rate electricity is 45p per Kw unit. Off-peak electricity costs 37p per Kw unit.

    LF charger HF charger TCHF Air +off-peak
Counterbalance 48v 625ah £5,699.00 £4,371.00 £3128.00
Reach Truck 48v 775ah £9,516.00 £7,281.00  £5,214.00
VNA 80v 620ah £7,137.00 £5,463.00 £3,908.00



Further help

To help you reduce your MHE energy bill we’re offering a free energy audit. Simply email