At the beginning of the 2000s, the era of hydraulic passenger lifts was replaced by traction machine room-less lifts. The main components of the electric lift, such as a sheave and a motor, have become significantly cheaper. Also, innovative solutions of lift equipment manufacturers have allowed to place the equipment in the lift shaft as compactly as possible.
But there still are architectural features of the building, where the use of a hydraulic lift is the only possible solution. For example, in ultra-narrow and shallow lift shafts, the technical and economic properties of the facility should be taken into account for freight lifts, as low-rise and high-capacity can lead to the choice of hydraulic lift. But you should also pay attention to the fact that hydraulic lifts usually have restrictions on travel height up to 21 meters, speed up to 0.62 and 60 starts per hour (technical data depends on the manufacturers of a hydraulic equipment).