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Ballard technology powering New Zealand’s first hydrogen bus

Ballard technology powering New Zealand’s first hydrogen bus

New Zealand’s first hydrogen bus is being powered by Ballard Power Systems technology.

The Canadian proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell products designer today (16th March) said its FCmove® fuel cell module is being used in the $1.175m bus.

Designed and developed by Global Bus Ventures (GBV), the hydrogen fuel cell bus (FCEB) has been road-tested over the past several weeks in the city of Rolleston and is planned to enter service later this month with Auckland Transport.

GBV was awarded a contract by Auckland Transport – which has responsibility for all transport services in the city – in 2019 for the supply of a FCEB to be used as part of the Ports of Auckland hydrogen fuel production and refuelling plant trial.

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