Hydrogen fuel cell forklift prototype unveiled
14 October 2020
Hyundai Mobis has developed a prototype hydrogen fuel cell forklift with Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Construction Equipment.
The hydrogen fuel cell forklift developed can lift up to five tons and can be operated continuously for five hours when its hydrogen fuel cell is fully charged.
The forklift has been fitted with a hydro fuel cell system mass-produced by Hyundai Motor Group. In the process of doing so, Hyundai Mobis managed to independently develop a fuel cell power pack optimised for hydrogen fuel cell forklifts.
The power pack of a hydrogen fuel cell forklift serves as a generator that generates electricity for the hydrogen fuel cell forklift by itself, and it is a system that has integrated components including a fuel cell stack, a high voltage battery, a hydrogen tank and a cooling device. Since the hydrogen fuel cell system used for automobiles could not be applied to its hydrogen fuel cell forklift, Hyundai Mobis developed a customised system for it.