Ballard Power Systems bus achieves durability record


Ballard Power Systems’ electric bus, powered by the companies FCveloCity ®-HD6 fuel cells, has achieved a new durability record with more than 25,000 hours of revenue service.

This record is equivalent to operating a bus on a 14-hour daily schedule, five-days per week for 6.0 years with no significant maintenance to the fuel cell stack, a core engine component.

The bus – and several others nearing the 25,000-hour operating threshold – are part of a Transport for London fleet of eight fuel cell buses, all powered by Ballard FCveloCity engines. These buses, originally funded under the Clean Hydrogen in European Cities (CHIC) fuel cell bus programme, have been carrying paying passengers on London’s Tower Gateway route since 2010.

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