Ballard Providing Fuel Cell Modules to Bus Manufacturer Solaris

Ballard Power Systems has signed an equipment supply agreement with Solaris Bus and Coach for the delivery of two zero-emission fuel cell power modules to be used in buses planned for deployment in Hamburg, Germany.

Solaris Bus & Coach, based in Poland, manufactures intracity, intercity and special-purpose buses, as well as low-floor trams. Since starting production in 1996, over 10,000 Solaris vehicles have been deployed in 28 countries, including Poland, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

Ballard's FCvelocity-HD7 fuel cell power modules will be utilized as range extenders, in combination with batteries, in Solaris electric bus platforms. The company anticipates that it will deliver the modules to Solaris later this year.

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