Ballard-Powered Buses on British Columbia Roads in 2009

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ballard_logo(Source: Ballard) 3rd August 2007, Vancouver, Canada  - Ballard Power Systems today announced that BC Transit has selected Ballard fuel cells to power up to 20 fuel cell buses in a fleet that will roll onto British Columbia roads by the end of 2009.

The delivery is divided into two phases: phase one is for delivery of one bus for evaluation in 2008; phase two is for delivery of up to 19 buses in 2009. The contract has a potential value of up to US$14.7M for Ballard. The buses are intended to be showcased in the Resort Municipality of Whistler during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and then be integrated into the BC Transit fleet.

BC Transit is to purchase the buses, with assistance from the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.

"We can think of no better way to showcase globally-recognized, BC-developed and built technology than to power what will be the world's largest fleet of fuel cell buses operating in our own backyard," said John Sheridan, Ballard's President and Chief Executive Officer. “All of us at Ballard are very proud to supply the fuel cell modules that will power BC Transit's fuel cell bus fleet.”


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