Fuel Cell Products for the Material Handling Industry

Plug’s GenDrive fuel cell products can power anything from a forklift and pallet jack to AGVs and tuggers.

Tested. Proven. Rugged. Reliable.

GenDrive fuel cells are drop-in power solutions for existing electric Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 material handling electric truck fleets.

These fuel cells have accrued hundreds of thousands of hours of runtime, equating to more than one million miles driven, in some of the largest and most demanding material handling centers in North America and Europe. We are able to convert 100% of your fleet to hydrogen fuel cell power.

increased productivity

Increased Productivity

Battery-powered lift trucks lose approximately 14% of their speed over the last half of the battery charge. GenDrive fuel cells maintain constant forklift power at all times, even in freezer applications, keeping a fuel cell-powered forklift running at full speed throughout the entire shift.

lower operational costs

Lower Operational Costs

GenDrive fuel cells eliminate the need to change, charge, and manage batteries. The concern for battery degradation is eradicated – the units provide 100% power to the truck at all times and can be fueled in under three minutes, substantially reducing vehicle and personnel downtime. Plug’s customers have saved up to $1 million per year by converting to fuel cells.

zero emissions

Zero Emissions

GenDrive fuel cells produce zero harmful emissions. Using the GenDrive solution eliminates the costs associated with handling and storing toxic materials found in battery operations and results in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating battery charging.

more commercial space

More Commercial Space

Compact hydrogen fueling stations replace large battery charging rooms, freeing up approximately 7% more valuable warehouse space for other inventory and revenue-generating operations.

more time and productivity

More Time and Productivity

GenDrive’s forklift fuel cell power solutions never require charging or changing. Battery charging currently requires 15 minutes per shift compared to two minutes for hydrogen refueling. Over a year, that 13 minutes saved per shift represents more than 234 hours of lost productivity per forklift truck in a three-shift operation. One fuel cell for one truck – it’s that simple.

no PPE required

No PPE Required

Unlike batteries, fuel cells do not contain hazardous materials like lead or acid, which means there isn’t a chance of an acid spill, ventilation isn’t required, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for your employees isn’t needed. GenDrive allows for a safer working environment all around.

More Than 100 Products to Match Every Forklift Truck in Your Fleet

Series 1000 Fuel Cells

Class 1 material handling power.

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Series 2000 Fuel Cells

Class 2 material handling power.

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Series 3000 Fuel Cells

Class 3 material handling power.

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Additional GenDrive Resources

GenKey Turnkey Solutions for Material Handling

Implementing Fuel Cells in Material Handling: Learning from Leaders

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Advantages Over Li-ion Batteries for Material Handling Applications – An Explainer

Leading the Charge: How a Fuel Cell Compares to a Lead-Acid Battery
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