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FedEx freight in Springfield, IL has decided that battery-powered forklifts simply aren't up to the task of hauling packages around its extensive facility. Apparently, those electric forklifts required, "an eight-hour charge followed by an eight-hour cooling-off period." After charging and cooling, the battery-powered forklifts provided about eight hours of actual run time. Turns out, most FedEx facilities operate round the clock. So, it seemed quite obvious that the forklifts should be operatio

We have got news from two companies going a step ahead the use of lead-acid batteries in forklifts, at least towards the promotion of fuel cells. In one hand, there's GrafTech International, Ltd, which President Bush recently visited, in the other LiftOne and Engineered Solutions. Both companies have introduced fuel cell powered forklifts.