Carrefour Group as new customer for fuel cell forklifts

Carrefour Group, the second-largest retailer in the world, will purchase more than 150 fuel cell units (GenDrive ), to be  deployed in STILL-brand class-2 and class-3 electric lift trucks at Carrefour's brand new distribution center located in Vendin-lès-Béthune, France.                        

The deployment will materialize thanks to the FCH JU financial support via the HyLIFT-EUROPE project and the units are delivered by Plug Power Inc, a leader in providing energy solutions. Securing Carrefour as fuel cell customer is a significant milestone that provides critical validation for hydrogen and fuel cells throughout the continent.

The aim of HyLIFT-EUROPE is to demonstrate up to 200 fuel cell material handling vehicles and associated refuelling infrastructure at 10-20 sites across Europe, making it the largest European trial of hydrogen fuel cell material handling vehicles so far and the world’s first large scale demonstration of airport tow tractors.

Read the full press release here.

Read more about HyLIFT-EUROPE project here.