Off-road Vehicle
In the largest market for electric powertrains, the pallet truck segment (in 2011 the worldwide sales volume came to 950,000 units), exclusively battery-powered vehicles cause limited productivity, particularly in multi-shift operation. The critical factors here are the vehicles‘ restricted range and the length of time it takes to recharge their batteries. Using fuel cells as range extenders is a pioneering approach to solving the problem. In E-LOG-BioFleet, an Austrian Electric Mobility Flagship Project, the advantages of this approach as regards operability, user benefits and freedom from pollution are being demonstrated. HyCentA Research GmbH is carrying out the project in collaboration with partners in industry and research (OMV, FRONIUS International GmbH, Linde Fördertechnik GmbH, DB Schenker and Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH).