Ballard Power Systems has received a follow-on purchase order from New Flyer, North America’s market leader in heavy-duty transit buses and a Ballard partner, for 20 fuel cell modules to power 20 New Flyer Xcelsior model Fuel Cell Electric Buses, or FCEBs, that will be deployed by the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) in Oakland, California.
Ballard expects to complete the delivery of all modules to New Flyer this year, bringing the total number of Ballard-powered FCEBs operated by AC Transit to 31.
“The orders announced today from New Flyer for 20 fuel cell modules brings the number of New Flyer FCEBs that Ballard is powering in California to 45 and underpins the importance of our long-standing partnership with North America’s leading bus manufacturer,” said Rob Campbell, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer. “The FCEB market is gaining momentum and is expected to continue on a positive growth path in the U.S. and globally. Ballard intends to continue leading with proven and reliable fuel cell products that offer superior total cost of ownership for bus fleet operators along with the benefits of fuel cell buses that deliver route flexibility, rapid refueling and long range zero-emission performance.”