The past will continue to be the future in the industrial trucks market, says the Editor, as improved lead-acid batteries and fast charging hammer competing technologies into the ground on both energy efficiency and cost.
Several years ago, when I tried (and failed) to rejuvenate the Electric Vehicle Association of Great Britain, a wise gentleman took me to one side and said: "Forget electric cars – it's industrial trucks you should be thinking about." And of course he was right – that segment has got better and better – though today the market faces some interesting technical challenges . . .