Plug Power’s GenDrive fuel cells run off hydrogen, producing zero emissions during operation. Unlike conventional batteries, fuel cells don’t leave behind any lead and sulfuric acid. The only by-products of hydrogen fuel cells are heat and water. Not only is it environmentally-friendly, it also eliminates the costs associated with the handling and storing of toxic chemicals. Coca-Cola’s adoption of Plug Power’s GenDrive systems also promotes the build-out of a California hydrogen economy.
In addition, refueling a GenDrive fuel cell takes as little as 60 seconds. There’s no waiting in line and no swapping out heavy batteries. Operators simply drive up to one of several compact refueling dispensing stations strategically located within a facility and fill up their lift truck with hydrogen gas. The time saved in this transition increases the performance and productivity of the material handling fleet as well.