Ballard Power Systems’ FCmove™ fuel cell modules will power 10 new Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses ordered last week for the streets of Gelderland, the Netherlands.
Each of the buses is 12-meters long, has 37 seats and total capacity for 85 people. The vehicles are capable of traveling 350 kilometres (210 miles) on a single hydrogen refuelling.
Rob Campbell, Ballard Chief Commercial Operator said, “With the deployment of these 10 buses, Ballard modules will be powering a total of 67 Solaris buses in The Netherlands, Germany and Italy.”
“The order we are announcing today is indicative of the growing European and global adoption of zero emission fuel cell electric buses, driven by recognised benefits such as range, route flexibility, fast refuelling and scalability of refuelling infrastructure, which all contribute to a competitive Total Cost of Ownership, or TCO, in comparison to other zero emission bus solutions.”