Ballard to Provide Fuel Cell Engines to DaimlerChrysler

July 21, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Vancouver, BC, Canada) reported that it will provide three heavy-duty fuel cell engines to DaimlerChrysler Corp. for integration into Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses for a project financed by China's Ministry of Science and Technology, the Global Environment Facility, and the United Nations development program. The three buses will operate in Beijing as part of a two-year demonstration program, beginning in late 2005 and continuing through 2007.

The three buses to be demonstrated in Beijing will complement the 33 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses equipped with 205 kW heavy-duty Ballard fuel cell engines on the roads of 11 cities worldwide: Perth, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Porto, Reykjavik, Stockholm and Stuttgart. Ballard has also delivered three heavy-duty fuel cell engines to Gillig Corp. for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, bringing the number of buses to be demonstrated and driven on regular routes in daily service to 39.