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Nuvera Fuel Cells Introduces PowerEdge™

Thursday, March 12, 2009

BILLERICA, MA — Nuvera Fuel Cells announced today a new line of cutting edge hybrid fuel cell products for forklift trucks called PowerEdge™. PowerEdge replaces standard lead acid batteries and consists of Nuvera’s PowerFlowTM hydrogen fuel cell system, sealed maintenance-free batteries, compressed hydrogen storage and a computerized control system. The unit incorporates all needed counterweight and requires no truck modification or derating. Unlike conventional motive batteries, PowerEdge stays in the truck and is refueled with hydrogen in 2 minutes or less, allowing operators to get back to the floor immediately. PowerEdge is a smart system that comes equipped with automated controls and remote monitoring to provide enhanced fleet management capabilities. Currently available models are the C Series for Class I counterbalance trucks and the R Series for Class II reach trucks.

PowerEdge increases forklift fleet productivity by eliminating time-consuming battery changes and by providing constant voltage to the truck. This combination affords an attractive return on investment to qualified fleets. Federal subsidies recently enacted accelerate customer payback during this initial product introduction phase. PowerEdge can be quickly refueled by PowerTapTM, Nuvera’s complete on-site hydrogen generation and fast-fueling solution that is designed to provide the lowest cost of fuel possible. PowerEdge and PowerTap make up the Total Power Solution (TPS), and are the only purpose-built products available today specifically matched to work together for the material handling industry. For customers concerned with their carbon footprint, TPS offers an average 33% reduction in CO2 emissions compared with batteries recharged with electricity.

Nuvera Fuel Cells is a global leader in the development of fuel cell systems and fuel processors for both end users and OEMs. With offices located in the U.S. and Europe, Nuvera provides clean, safe, and efficient products for industrial vehicles and equipment in addition to furthering the development of power systems for automotive and transportation applications.

To find out more about PowerEdge and the Total Power Solution, please contact:
Nuvera Fuel Cells
Gus Block
Director of Marketing
129 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821
Ph. 617/245-7553

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