Hyundai Mobis has demonstrated a fuel cell power pack for forklifts.
The fuel cell power pack, mounted on a forklift, generates electricity by integrating a cooling device, a high-voltage battery, a hydrogen tank, and a fuel cell stack where a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen occurs. The maximum output is 50 kW.
Hyundai Mobis says that the hydrogen forklift has a short charging time and can be operated continuously, increasing productivity at industrial sites.
It is eco-friendly and has less noise.
The power pack forklift will be monitored to provide data in real time, allowing Hyundai Mobis to plan for increased marketability and wider use of fuel cell power packs.
The project was flagged in late 2020, and after the hydrogen fuel cell forklift, Hyundai Mobis was aiming to produce a hydrogen fuel cell excavator.
It is understood Hyundai Mobis will commercialise the two hydrogen fuel cell power pack vehicles next year.
The projects have involved Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Mobis and Hyundai Construction Equipment.