It was the largest recorded turnout in the 28-year history of the Annual NYC Equipment and Vehicle Show. On May 12, 2016 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York, nearly 170 exhibitors showcased the latest in vehicles and equipment. Interest was focused on the large contingent of vendors supporting New York City’s Clean Fleet and Vision Zero initiatives. Nuvera Fuel Cells and Eastern Lift Truck Company were among those presenting solutions to help advance sustainability initiatives.

New York City operates the largest municipal fleet in the United States, with over 28,000 units. Last December, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services issued a Request for Information to solicit ideas and proposals for advancing the NYC Clean Fleet initiative, aimed to reduce fleet emissions 50% by 2025. There were 77 formal responses from industry, including Nuvera’s proposal to use electric forklifts and other industrial vehicles repowered by fuel cells. Implementing hydrogen infrastructure to service both on- and off-road vehicles using fuel cells could have a major impact in attaining New York Mayor DeBlasio’s sustainability objectives. Nuvera presented its proposal in greater detail to New York City fleet managers in April, 2016.

At the Equipment and Vehicle Show, Bill Van Fossen (pictured left) and Bob Kehley (pictured right) of Eastern Lift Truck Company accompanied Gus Block of Nuvera Fuel Cells to display a Yale® counterbalance truck and a Nuvera® fuel cell system. Highlighting the ability for fast 3-minute fills, a Nuvera® hydrogen fueling dispenser rounded out the display.

Eastern Lift Truck Company is headquartered in Maple Shade, NJ and has 15 locations serving the Mid-Atlantic region. They offer a wide range of lift trucks and aerial lifts manufactured by Hyster®, Yale®, UTILEV®.