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Ballard and AUDI Sign Definitive Agreements Regarding Use of Industry-Leading High-Power Density Fuel Cell Stack for Vehicle Propulsion

By October 30, 2020 2   min read  (289 words)

October 30, 2020 |

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VANCOUVER, CANADA – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that it has signed definitive agreements – in the form of Amendments to the existing Technology Development Agreement and a Patent License Agreement – with AUDI AG related to the non-binding Memorandum of Understanding previously announced in a press release on September 14, 2020, thereby expanding Ballard’s right to use the FCgen®-HPS product, a high-performance, zero-emission, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack in all applications, including commercial trucks and passenger cars.

The FCgen®-HPS fuel cell stack provides propulsion for a range of Light-, Medium- and Heavy-Duty vehicles in an industry-leading volumetric high-power density of 4.3 kilowatts per liter (4.3 kW/L). This marks another power density milestone for Ballard over the Company’s decades of PEM fuel cell product innovation. The FCgen®-HPS was fully designed and developed by Ballard to stringent automotive standards in the company’s Technology Solutions program with AUDI AG.

In addition to its leading high-power density, the FCgen®-HPS delivers a combination of impressive performance metrics, including:

  • High power output:up to 140kW maximum power level, with scalability to multiple power blocks;
  • High operating temperature: up to 95oC maximum operating temperature, which allows for more efficient and smaller cooling systems; and
  • Rugged cold weather capabilities: -28oC freeze start capability with fast power ramp.

More information regarding the FCgen®-HPS fuel cell stack is available here.

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, passenger cars and forklift trucks. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.

SOURCE Ballard Power Systems Inc.

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