The Fuel Cell Forklift in the Road
hydrogen-powered minivans, sport-utility vehicles and compact cars still 10 to 20 years away from mass production, some players in the fuel-cell industry are turning to less mainstream markets for a near-term lift.
Forklifts, to be precise.
At least three Canadian fuel-cell companies see forklifts, stackers and other heavy industrial vehicles as a natural fit for non-polluting fuel cells, well before hydrogen-powered cars will be ready to hit the streets in significant numbers and at a reasonable cost.
They believe forklifts could be an important stepping stone to the broader commercial introduction of clean-burning hydrogen cars, which will ultimately reduce reliance on oil and production of gases blamed for global warming.
|<< PREVIOUS||NEXT >>|
blog comments powered by Disqus