TMHJ Aims to Realize a Hydrogen-Based Society from the Logistics Industry with "Next-Generation Eco-Lift Truck"
Toyota Material Handling Japan ("TMHJ"), a division of Toyota Industries Corporation has launched a new fuel cell lift truck ("FC lift truck") on September 13. Vehicle price has been reduced by 30% thanks to a significant reduction in the cost of the fuel cell system ("FC system") and durability*1 has been doubled*2 in comparison to the current vehicle.
The FC lift truck is a next-generation eco-lift truck with excellent environmental performance, emitting no CO2 during operation, as well as superb convenience, allowing hydrogen refueling to be completed in only three minutes. TMHJ has received introduction support*3 from the Ministry of the Environment since it launched its first FC lift trucks in Japan in 2016, which has been introduced to customers with long operating hours and frequent use, such as factories, airports, and markets.
The new FC lift truck, with the first major FC system improvement in six years, uses the fuel cells (FC) of the Toyota MIRAI, which was released in 2020. It achieves the same output as the current vehicle while reducing the number of FCs through a power generation system developed by TMHJ. System costs have also been significantly reduced by increasing the number of shared parts with the MIRAI in addition to FCs as well as reducing the number of parts in the FC system as a whole. Furthermore, by adopting a power generation control system that suppresses FC deterioration, the durability of the system has been doubled in comparison to the current system, enabling customers to use it longer.
As a manufacturer with the top share*4 of the industrial vehicle market, TMHJ will continue to contribute to the realization of a carbon neutral and hydrogen-based society from the logistics industry through the development and spread of FC lift truck lineups.
|*1||:Output performance maintenance period of FC systems (period that the output can be maintained at 80% or more of the performance at the time of shipment)|
|*2||:Based on JIS D6202. According to in-house research|
|*3||:Half of the price difference compared to internal combustion vehicles is subsidized by a program of the Ministry of the Environment|
:Global market share (based on orders received). according to in-house research
Overview of New FC Lift Truck
1．Main characteristics of New FC Lift Truck
1) High environmental performance
- Zero CO2 emissions during lift truck operation
2) Improved operation efficiency
- Continuous operation by approximately three minute hydrogen refueling time
3) External power supply function
- Equipped with a 100V AC outlet capable of supplying 1 kW x 13 hours of power per hydrogen refuel
2．Main specifications of New FC Lift Truck
|Load capacity||1.75 t|
|Total length||2,030 mm|
|Total width||1,075 mm|
|Total height||1,980 mm|
|Vehicle weight||3,090 kg|
3．Main specifications of New FC System
|Rated output||8 kW|
|System voltage||48 V|
|Hydrogen||Fueling pressure||35 MPa|
|Loading volume||1.0 kg|
|Charging time||3 minutes|
|Operating time||8 hours*|
|Power supply function||AC 100V||1 kW x 13 hours|
* Calculated using our method for measuring electric lift truck operating hours based on 55% operation and 100% hydrogen consumption.
4．Suggested retail price (standard specification)
9,980,000 yen (10,978,000 yen including tax)
*Please visit the following website for an introductory video on the New FC Lift Truck*