Linde expands fuel cell truck range

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Linde Material Handling is expanding its fuel cell truck portfolio with the launch of a tow tractor.

Making its debut at Inter Airport Europe, the P250 is a rapid refueling, efficient and emission-free machine with 25 tons of tractive force.

With fuel cell technology becoming increasingly a promising energy solution, the OEM is seeking to tap more of this growing market. Having begun working on the alternative energy source 20 years ago, the first units from the firm went in to series production in 2010. Now, with 80% of its models available with the power source, Linde claims to offer the largest product range on the market – with pallet trucks, reach trucks and counterbalance trucks all included in this group.

A special highlight at the Inter Airport Europe exhibition, taking place in October in Munich, Germany, will be the new hydrogen-powered tow tractor.

A Linde spokesman said, “The infrastructure of an airport is crucial for the efficient handling of passengers and freight. Electric tow tractors play an important role in this context. For example, they transport baggage and freight to the airport apron and deliver supplies to shops in the terminal. Emission-free in operation, they also have a high towing capacity and offer excellent maneuverability due to their compact dimensions. They have therefore become firmly established not only at airports, but also in the processing industry, in wholesale trade and as postal delivery vehicles.”

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