First electric JCB Teletruks get to work in UK

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The first electric-powered JCB Teletruks to be sold in the UK have been acquired by an independent timber and builders’ merchant.

Lawsons – a family-owned company operating in London and the South East – has ordered five new JCB 30-19E electric-powered Teletruks following successful trials of the machine at a number of its sites.

The JCB 30-19E, which features the iconic telescopic forward reach boom that has made the Teletruk such a popular lift truck across diverse industry sectors, was launched in Spring 2019 and is the first electric-powered model to be added to the Teletruk range. 

We are constantly assessing ways of making our depots more environmentally responsible and give careful consideration to the mix of materials handling equipment in operation,”said Lawsons’ Group transport manager, David Harvey. “As soon as we heard that JCB had developed an electric-powered Teletruk that is quiet in operation and produces no harmful emissions, we knew that it would be perfect for us.”

“The introduction of electric-powered Teletruks has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response from the truck user community,” said Paul Murray, JCB’s Teletruk general manager. “The launch of the 30-19E opens up so many new markets for us and Lawsons’ order is no doubt the first of many for this hugely exciting product.”

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