BMW places 70 hydrogen tugger trains into operation in Leipzig

The BMW Group Leipzig plant is commissioning 70 extra hydrogen-powered tugger trains (indoor tugs). These are utilized in manufacturing to provide the meeting traces with provider components.


The BMW Group is working in a consortium together with Fronius (producer of gas cell techniques for forklift vans), Linde Materials Dealing with (items dealing with specialist and producer of gas cell-powered industrial vans), Günsel Fördertechnik (Linde MH community companion, liable for gross sales and Service) in addition to the TU Munich (Scientific Accompanying Analysis).

The consortium is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and its program firm, NOW GmbH. As early as 2013, in a primary analysis undertaking in Leipzig, BMW examined eleven hydrogen-powered tractors and forklifts in check operation and recognized vital fields of motion for the present connection undertaking.

The intention of the consortium is to determine a sustainable, sustainable and on the similar time economically environment friendly drive know-how within the space of​indoor logistics and to place it on a broad foundation. Along with its companions, the consortium is mapping the whole worth chain for hydrogen gas cell techniques for indoor logistics.

Particular emphases are on the event, testing, on a regular basis use, financial operation and the development of a hydrogen infrastructure. The community companions work on the recognized challenges in numerous work packages. These embody an operator idea, the standardization of interfaces, a plug & play resolution for fleet conversion, the validation of service life and the proof of effectivity in fleet operation. Different focal factors embody the service and coaching idea for the operation of the hydrogen gas cell know-how.

Consequently, an trade normal “H2Ready” is to be established, which broadly opens the likelihood for different producers to make use of the know-how in new or retrofitted autos in their very own manufacturing. The funding of the Federal Ministry goals to advance the technological growth of climate-friendly hydrogen and gas cell know-how and make it aggressive.