Ballard Power announces 20 fuel cell modules order from Wrightbus
Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Wrightbus for 20 FCveloCity-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell modules to power London buses under the Joint Initiative For Hydrogen Vehicles Across Europe funding program. These initial 20 double-decker buses - part of the 55 buses ultimately planned for the U.K. cluster under JIVE I - will be deployed on three routes with Transport for London, the city's transit agency. Deployment of these buses will support London's world-first Ultra Low Emission Zone initiative which was launched last month to improve air quality in the city. All the Ballard modules in this order are expected to ship by end-2019 and all related buses are expected to be deployed with TfL by end-2020. The JIVE funding program targets a total deployment of 291 fuel cell buses in more than 20 European cities.