Ballard Energy Programs unveiled its eighth era high-performance gas cell module, the FCmove-HD, on the UITP International Public Transport Summit being held in Stockholm, Sweden.
The end result of product improvement and discipline expertise based mostly on virtually 14 million kilometers (9 million miles) of car operation, Ballard’s FCmove-HD gas cell module is compact, sturdy and affords a 35% discount in lifecycle price.
The FCmove-HD gas cell module is the primary in a household of FCmove merchandise to be launched and is particularly designed to satisfy the necessities of transit bus operators. It is going to be utilized in 1,000 gas cell electrical buses (FCEBs) to be deployed in Europe by the brand new H2Bus Consortium, which was introduced on three June. (Earlier put up.)
Future FCmove merchandise will provide varied energy outputs to swimsuit a broad vary of business automobiles together with vehicles, coaches and trains.
Right now, we see rising world curiosity within the compelling worth proposition uniquely provided by gas cell electrical automobiles in Medium and Heavy Obligation transportation purposes. With a 35% discount in lifecycle price, the FCmove-HD module represents a serious development in the price competitiveness of gas cell options for this market. Right now’s product unveiling positions Ballard because the market chief in zero-emission PEM gas cell energy options for the Heavy Obligation Motive market.—Randy MacEwen, Ballard President and CEO
Advantages of FCmove-HD in comparison with the present era heavy-duty gas cell module embrace:
Decrease Lifecycle Price. Anticipated 35% discount in product lifecycle price, achieved by decrease upkeep necessities, increased reliability and 50% fewer components.
Excessive Reliability. The gas cell module is a totally built-in system designed with a brand new era of extra sturdy balance-of-plant elements to enhance reliability. Using Ballard’s newest FCgen-LCS gas cell stack expertise, the Firm delivers its most dependable product thus far with an anticipated working lifetime higher than 30,000 hours.
Simplified System Integration. The smaller, extra highly effective gas cell module allows higher flexibility in industrial car design. Lowering the quantity by 40% and weight by 35% has produced a compact, low-profile module that is able to set up in tight areas.
Freeze Begin Functionality. FCmove is tolerant to a wider vary of working circumstances, together with freeze begin to -25⁰C (-13⁰F) with out exterior power. There isn’t any have to plug within the car or use particular begin procedures.
Greater Temperature Operation. The gas cell module can function at increased temperatures, thereby allowing a smaller cooling package deal for integration flexibility, and generates HVAC heating, considerably bettering general gas economic system and car effectivity.
Longtime Ballard buyer Solaris Bus & Coach, based mostly in Poland, is the primary European transit bus producer to combine the FCmove-HD module into an FCEB. (Earlier put up.) The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen gas cell electrical bus can also be being unveiled and displayed at UITP Summit 2019.
Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen gas cell electrical bus
Ballard will proceed to help present clients which might be utilizing its present era FCveloCity gas cell modules.