Ballard Power Systems and Quantron AG announce a strategic partnership for the development of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks
The partnership between Ballard and QUANTRON is expected to accelerate deployment and market adoption of fuel cell technologies.
Heavy-duty vehicles have a higher impact on emissions and air pollution in cities than any other vehicle. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are therefore critical to the industry-wide decarbonization effort. The combined, complementary expertise of Ballard, a global leader in fuel cell technologies, and e-mobility specialist QUANTRON enables broader customer access to zero emissions fuel cell electric trucks without compromising on range, payload, vehicle utilization or total cost of ownership.
Initial collaboration will focus on the integration of Ballard’s FCmove™ family of heavy-duty fuel cell power modules into QUANTRON’s electric drivetrain and vehicles. Fuel cell electric truck platforms currently in development include a 7.5t delivery truck, a 44t heavy duty truck and a municipal waste collection truck.
Initial deployment of fuel cell electric trucks is scheduled for the second half of 2022. In Europe, various government subsidies and incentives will be available to vehicle fleet operators. Specifically, Germany has recently committed to covering up to 80% of conversion costs from internal combustions engines to alternative drives through the e-mobility support program.
Further information can be found in our press release.
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