Evaluation of the Total Cost of Ownership of Fuel Cell-Powered Material Handling Equipment

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This report discusses an analysis of the total cost of ownership of fuel cell-powered and traditional battery-powered material handling equipment (MHE, or more typically 'forklifts'). A number of fuel cell MHE deployments have received funding support from the federal government. Using data from these government co-funded deployments, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been evaluating the performance of fuel cells in material handling applications. NREL has assessed the total cost of ownership of fuel cell MHE and compared it to the cost of ownership of traditional battery-powered MHE. As part of its cost of ownership assessment, NREL looked at ... continued below

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Ramsden, T. April 1, 2013.

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This report discusses an analysis of the total cost of ownership of fuel cell-powered and traditional battery-powered material handling equipment (MHE, or more typically 'forklifts'). A number of fuel cell MHE deployments have received funding support from the federal government. Using data from these government co-funded deployments, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been evaluating the performance of fuel cells in material handling applications. NREL has assessed the total cost of ownership of fuel cell MHE and compared it to the cost of ownership of traditional battery-powered MHE. As part of its cost of ownership assessment, NREL looked at a range of costs associated with MHE operation, including the capital costs of battery and fuel cell systems, the cost of supporting infrastructure, maintenance costs, warehouse space costs, and labor costs. Considering all these costs, NREL found that fuel cell MHE can have a lower overall cost of ownership than comparable battery-powered MHE.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-5600-56408
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1076655 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1076655
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc846636

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Ramsden, T. Evaluation of the Total Cost of Ownership of Fuel Cell-Powered Material Handling Equipment, report, April 1, 2013; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc846636/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.