Toyota is using the first hydrogen-powered forklifts at its Motomachi plant, to replace the current forklifts in use by these non-polluting ones.
These fuel cell forklifts, which use hydrogen to generate electricity, have a load capacity of 2.5 tonnes and offer excellent environmental performance, as they do not emit CO2 or substances of potential risk during operation. They are also very practical because they can be refilled in about three minutes.
In addition, thanks to their ability to supply electricity, these fuel cell forklifts can act as a power source in an emergency.
Toyota incorporates these two fuel cell forklifts by taking advantage of a joint initiative of the Ministries of Environment and Territory, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism of Japan in order to promote the use of fuel cells in industrial vehicles with a view to achieving a Society based on hydrogen.