Ballard in pact with Tata Motors to drive clean fuel cell bus in India


Ballard in pact with Tata Motors to drive clean fuel cell bus in India

By Greentech Lead Team: Ballard Power Systems has signed agreement with Tata Motors India for 12 FCvelocity-1100 fuel
cell stacks.

These stacks are expected to power
zero-emission buses planned for demonstration in various Indian cities.
Delivery to Tata Motors is planned for 2012 and 2013, in-line with that
Company’s plans.

Tata Motors displayed the first fuel
cell bus built in India at “Auto Expo 2012” held in New Delhi January
6-11, 2012. The bus is powered with a Ballard FCvelocity-1100 fuel cell
stack, previously delivered to Tata Motors in 2011.

“We strive to be leaders in the
use of technology, while maintaining very high standards of product quality.
Working with technology companies such as Ballard only strengthens our ability
to design and market the wheels of a greener world here in India,” said PM
Telang, managing director (India Operations) at Tata Motors.

Tata Motors’ plan to supply fuel
cell buses for testing and demonstration in revenue service is supported by the
Government of India’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under
the Technology Development & Demonstration Program.

“We are very pleased to have
signed this MOU with India’s premier bus manufacturer for Tata’s upcoming
zero-emission bus testing program. This is additional validation of the mature
state of our products and of the growing global market for clean energy transit
buses,” said John Sheridan, Ballard‘s
President and CEO.

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