Ballard and Quantron to develop hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks

Ballard hydrogen fuel cell engines to enhance Quantron’s EV design with longer range, fast refuelling, and no compromise on payload.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 07 Sep 2021 Views icon9194 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Ballard, a global leader in fuel cell technologies, and Quantron AG, a global leader in electric vehicle integration have inked a strategic partnership to accelerate deployment and market adoption of fuel cell technologies. The combined, complementary expertise of Ballard and 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 7.5-tonne delivery truck, a 44-tonne 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.

Initial deployment of fuel cell electric trucks is scheduled forthe 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.

Andreas Haller, founder and Chairman of Quantron AG said: “The cooperation with Ballard enables us to bring customised hydrogen commercial vehicles with fuel cell electric drives to the market. Today we embark on a journey of joint development and production of fuel cell electric commercial vehicles”

Robert Campbell, Chief Customer Officer of Ballard Power Systems: “Ballard is looking forward to collaborating with Quantron to accelerate the adoption of fuel cell technology for truck applications. The combination of both companies’ expertise will deliver high performance hydrogen trucks to respond to the growing demand for zero emission vehicles from fleet operators and unlock new business opportunities for medium and heavy-duty fuel cell trucks in Germany.  Ballard is bringing its 8th generation of heavy-duty fuel cell power module experience built upon over 85million kilometres of road service from over 3,500 buses and trucks powered by our leading PEM technology today.”

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