Fuel cell industrial trucks, like forklifts or towing trucks (airports) are especially suitable for indoor operation, because they produce no local pollutant emissions and only low noise emissions. Fuel cell vehicles have advantages over battery-operated industrial trucks in terms of refueling. Instead of having to replace the battery, the trucks can be refueled within two to three minutes.
They take up less space and are cheaper to maintain and repair. Fuel cell industrial trucks allow for uninterrupted use and are therefore particularly suitable for multi-shift fleet operation in material handling (FCTO 2014b). In the case of larger industrial truck fleets in multi-shift operation, (moderate) cost reductions can be achieved in comparison to battery technology, and productivity in material handling can also be increased.