Electrichemical battery powered forklifts show long charging time and low autonomy. The Foundation has implemented a fuel cell power pack in a forklift, including hydrogen storage and all the necessary power electronics to replace the standard battery pack of an electric battery forklift.
During a workday, a battery forklift must change (or charge) at least one battery pack, (replacement time of about 15-30min). The hydrogen powerpack presents a fast charging time (2-3 minutes) and the range, if fully charged, is a complete workday (8 hours).
The whole balance of plant (BoP) and control systems have been also developed by the Foundation.
- Up to 18kW Fuel Cell
- Full BoP integration including storage and power electronics on batteries space
- ~3 minutes for full charge