Linde North America says the hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S. that employ the company's technologies have accommodated a total of 500,000 fills among buses, cars and other vehicles.
‘We are proud that our customers have displayed the confidence in Linde to supply the hydrogen fueling systems to reach this important milestone,’ says Mike Beckman, vice president of Linde's U.S. hydrogen fueling team. ‘This proves that our technology can help advance sustainability and lower emissions while also helping to improve the bottom line.’
BMW Manufacturing Co. currently operates one of the most active fleets of hydrogen-powered material-handling vehicles, at its plant in Spartanburg, S.C. Lead acid batteries that powered 230 of BMW's lifts and trucks were replaced with hydrogen fuel cells from Plug Power Inc., Linde's partner in the BMW installation.
Globally, Linde has installed over 80 hydrogen fueling stations in 15 countries.