Ballard Inks Deal To Power 25 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses In Brazil

Ballard Power Systems says it has signed a letter of intent with the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil, for 25 FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell modules to power 25 buses in the city.

According to Ballard, clean energy transportation is a high priority for Sao Paulo, which has established a goal of reducing fossil fuel use within its bus fleet by at least 10% annually over the next several years.

Ballard's sixth-generation FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell module features a control unit which interfaces with a system controller to make it a ‘plug and play’ product for any fuel cell or hybrid fuel cell bus platform, the company says.

A final agreement with the City of Sao Paulo is now in negotiation, and delivery of the modules is planned for 2012.

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