May 23, 2023

Next Stop – Hydrogen Power: Ballard to showcase heavy-duty fuel cell modules for public transport at UITP 2023

The fuel cell supplier has reached industry-leading 150 million kilometer operational milestone, powering over 3,600 buses and trucks on global roads.

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) will showcase its latest generation FCmoveTM hydrogen fuel cell modules for zero-emission public transport at the UITP Global Transport Summit in Barcelona, from 4-7 June 2023. Ballard is exhibiting in hall 6, stand B152.

Designed to address the specific power and performance requirements of public and heavy-duty transport, Ballard’s FCmoveTM range is the longest serving fuel cell solution available. Hydrogen fuel cell powered buses have been operating in revenue service since the mid-2000s and Ballard-powered buses and trucks have now operated over 150 million km globally. 

“Fuel cell electric buses are fast gaining momentum as a zero-emission solution in fleets where longer range, short fuelling time and high power requirements are a priority,” said Nicolas Pocard, Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Ballard Power Systems. “We’re encouraged by the growth in volume deployments and demand for hydrogen-power for public fleets – both buses and trains – proving that the next stop for zero-emission public transport is hydrogen power.”

Powering the fast-growing number of zero-emission bus fleets in Europe, North America and China, Ballard’s proven FCmove product range incorporates fuel cell modules with a power range from 45kW – 120 kW. Designed for the specific requirements of transit buses, Ballard’s 70kW FCmove™-HD and 100kW FCmove-HD+ are available in rooftop and engine bay configurations for the maximum level of integration flexibility.

On display at Ballard’s stand at UITP 2023 are:

  • FCmove-HD - a proven 70kW solution that offers a durable and compact solution for system integrators and vehicle OEMs, backed by Ballard’s unmatched fuel cell expertise and experience. The module offers lower life-cycle costs with better fuel economy and fewer maintenance requirements.
  • FCmove-HD+ is a robust and powerful 100kW next-generation alternative, with low lifecycle cost, simplified integration and system flexibility. The module is 40% more compact, over 30% lighter and with half the component parts of previous generations. This results in an anticipated 40% improvement in total lifecycle cost while delivering leading operating performance, high efficiency and wide operational range. 
  • FCgen®-LCS stack - uses Ballard proprietary heavy-duty membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and low-cost durable carbon plates to deliver performance and lower total cost of ownership.It provides stable electrical power for FCmove™ products over a wide range of operating and environmental conditions. 

“The FCmove™ fuel cell range is designed for applications where reliability, durability and uncompromised performance are the key factors for a public transport operator’s total cost of ownership,” concludes Nicolas Pocard. “Our learnings from real-word experience enables us to deliver technology to meet zero-emission targets without disrupting existing operations, including range and performance, and our customer care team provides support to ensure successful implementation and operation during product lifetime.”

About Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems’ (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) vision is to deliver fuel cell power for a sustainable planet. Ballard zero-emission PEM fuel cells are enabling electrification of mobility, including buses, commercial trucks, trains, marine vessels, and stationary power. To learn more about Ballard, please visit

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