Quantron AG and Ballard Power Systems introduce fuel cell powered trucks ready for delivery

The two businesses have been working together to develop zero-emission fuel cell electric commercial vehicle platforms since September 2021.

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Quantron AG and Ballard Power Systems introduce fuel cell powered trucks ready for delivery

Ballard Power Systems, a leading provider of PEM fuel cell systems, and Quantron AG, a German operator dealing in passenger and freight transportation, have announced the availability of their fuel cell-powered trucks. A European customer already took delivery of the first five units, with one unit having accomplished 15,000 km in daily operations in a trial with the customer.

Since September 2021, the two businesses have been working together to develop zero-emission fuel cell electric commercial vehicle platforms. According to a press release issued on Friday, the heavy-duty vehicle Quantron QHM FCEV and the light-duty truck Quantron QLI FCEV are the first examples of this collaboration. The Quantron QHM FCEV was presented for the first time at the IAA Transportation 2022 trade fair.

Randy MacEwen, CEO, Ballard Power Systems: “We’re excited to see the partnership with QUANTRON expand into the light-duty vehicle segment and increase fuel cell deployment into the critical last-mile transport market. Combining Quantron and Ballard’s respective technical strengths and market expertise, our teams are committed to accelerating the adoption of hydrogen mobility in the freight sector by bringing high-performing fuel cell engines to market.”

Michael Perschke, CEO of Quantron AG: “We take immense pride in our accomplishment, having jointly developed market-ready FCEV vehicles. Both Ballard and Quantron mastered this in record time. This is not only the first to market in the 7.5-ton FCEV light vehicle segment, but we also take the lead in the fuel cell technology market. We have an order and offer pipeline of up to 100 units.”

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