Plug Power Announces Industry's Highest Capacity Fuel Cell for Material Handling Applications

Plug Power Announces Industry's Highest Capacity Fuel Cell for Material
Handling Applications

New GenDrive(TM) 1900 Fuel Cell Brings Increased Productivity and Reduced
Emissions to Six-Ton Forklift Trucks

LATHAM, N.Y., June 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUG),
a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced the
GenDrive Series 1000 product family has a new member, the GenDrive 1900. It is
Plug Power's highest-power fuel cell yet and one of the largest developed for
material handling applications.

The GenDrive 1900 is designed as a drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries
on six-ton capacity, four-wheel, class-one counterbalanced forklift trucks.
Six-ton forklift trucks are among the most popular large-capacity forklift
trucks in use.

The new fuel cell is the company's first to feature an optional second
hydrogen tank to double hydrogen capacity. With both tanks installed, the fuel
cell can store up to 3.4 kg of hydrogen with an energy capacity of 50
kilowatt-hours (kWhr). Capable of a constant power output of 14kW, the fuel
cell delivers more than eight hours of runtime, which is 50% more than a
conventional battery in this application. The GenDrive 1900 has a refill time
of two minutes, maximizing the productivity of forklift trucks.

The new fuel cell is part of the GenDrive Series 1000 products targeted at
sit-down counterbalanced trucks that are used in high-volume manufacturing and
high-throughput warehousing and distribution operations. Other products in the
family include the 1400, 1500, 1600 and 1700 for three-wheel and four-wheel
counterbalanced trucks.

With this new offering in its product line, Plug Power now provides a complete
solution that spans all class-one forklift trucks, making it possible for its
retail and manufacturing material handling customers to standardize on
hydrogen fuel cells in place of lead-acid batteries.

"This is a very important extension of the GenDrive Series 1000 product line
because it means that our customers can fully commit to a hydrogen-powered
forklift fleet that enhances environmental impact, eliminates the need for
battery storage and provides a better return on their investment in hydrogen
fueling and storage," said Andy Marsh, Plug Power president and CEO. "This is
important for Plug Power too, as it expands our addressable market and cements
our reputation as the leading PEM fuel cell integrator in the material
handling industry."

The GenDrive 1900 runs at the same operating pressure as other Series 1000
products, which helps to simplify hydrogen infrastructure. It also features a
system controller that enables the operator to monitor and communicate fuel
cell stack and system performance to optimize output, provide information for
planned maintenance and reduce total cost of ownership.


The new GenDrive 1900 will start customer trials in the third quarter of 2013.
When released, it will be available through Plug Power's worldwide sales

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 10
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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