Plug Power Customer BMW Now Operating Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Fleet in North America

Plug Power Customer BMW Now Operating Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Fleet in
North America

BMW Manufacturing Facility in Spartanburg, SC, Expands Use of Clean Energy in
Its Material Handling Trucks and Forklifts

LATHAM, N.Y., June 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUG),
a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced that
BMW Manufacturing Co. recently expanded the use of Plug Power hydrogen fuel
cells at its Spartanburg, South Carolina facility to power all material
handling trucks and forklifts, bringing its clean energy fleet to 275 units.
This makes it the largest such fleet in North America.

BMW maintains a commitment to environmental responsibility and continues to
incorporate efficient, alternative technology in its production processes
whenever possible. In 2010, after installing a storage and distribution area
for hydrogen supplied by Linde Industrial Gases near its 4 million-square-foot
production facility in Spartanburg, BMW equipped more than 100 forklift trucks
and pallet jacks in its X3 assembly hall with Plug Power's GenDrive™ hydrogen
fuel cell system. Now, BMW has added GenDrive units to another 175 trucks and
forklifts in the assembly hall for its X5 and X6 automobiles and in its paint
and body shops.

Clean GenDrive hydrogen fuel cells are an alternative to lead-acid batteries
in the $20 billion global material handling market. Use of the fuel cells
lowers operational costs, produces zero emissions and improves reliability.
Fuel cell usage also eliminates the need for large battery storage and
charging rooms, freeing up valuable production space and removing any lead and
sulfuric acid contamination from the work environment. Since battery charging
is no longer required, total electricity demand is reduced and the fees
associated with battery recycling and disposal are eliminated.

BMW chose to deploy GenDrive fuel cells in its manufacturing center to full
take advantage of those and other benefits, such as increased productivity for
both vehicle operators and production. Material handling trucks powered by
fuel cells run longer at full speed unlike battery-powered trucks that
experience voltage drops and speed reductions of approximately 14% when a
re-charge is needed. Re-fueling can be completed in two minutes or less, as
opposed to the 20 minutes required to replace a battery.

"BMW's ongoing commitment to clean production is evident in our recent
expansion of our hydrogen fuel cell program," said Duncan Seaman, BMW Group,
Head of Market Operations, Americas. "We appreciate Linde's partnership in
supporting the expansion, making our entire operation more sustainable."

"The expansion of BMW's hydrogen fuel cell material handling fleet in
Spartanburg makes BMW one of the world's largest users of hydrogen fuel cells
at a single site," said Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. "This milestone is
significant because it demonstrates that a GenDrive solution can profitably
scale to bring enormous benefits to the organization including increased
productivity, cost savings and carbon-footprint reductions."

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About Plug Power Inc.

The architects of modern fuel cell technology, Plug Power is revolutionizing
the industry with cost-effective power solutions that increase productivity,
lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints. Long-standing
relationships with industry leaders forged the path for Plug Power's key
accounts, including Walmart, Sysco, P&G and Mercedes. With more than 4,000
GenDrive units deployed to material handling customers, accumulating over 8.5
million hours of runtime, Plug Power manufactures tomorrow's incumbent power
solutions today. Additional information about Plug Power is available at

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