Since 2019, Ballard has been developing a family of FCmove™ products to serve the commercial vehicle market. The new FCmove™-HD +, with an output power of 100 kW, is smaller, lighter, more efficient and less expensive than previous generations, and was designed to improve ease of integration into the vehicle. With its innovative and compact design, it has been designed for engine compartment and roof configurations, allowing an option in truck and bus applications.
FCmove™-HD + is more than 40% more compact and more than 30% lighter than the previous 100 kW module, with 50% less components. This translates into an anticipated 40% improvement in total life cycle cost while maintaining peak operating performance, high efficiency and a wide operating range.
Kevin colbow, the CTO said: “With the launch of our second FCmove™ engine, the FCmove ™ -HD +, we continue our global leadership in the technological advancement and adoption of hydrogen fuel cells. With broad market access in key verticals markets of trucks, buses and medium and heavy off-road vehicles, FCmove ™ -HD + has broad applications to accelerate the decarbonization of the transportation sector. “
Mr. Colbow continued, “With over 100 million kilometers traveled by the 3,500 buses and trucks powered by our technology, we have a proven and industry-leading road experience and are confident in the cost of the cycle. life of our products. The evolution of our technology and our portfolio products continues to position us as a leader in this rapidly growing market. ”
FCmove™ products are integrated by our OEM bus and truck partners. The first vehicles powered by 100kW, FCmove-HD + are expected in 2022, notably in the fuel cell trucks recently announced with Hexagon Purus and QUANTRON.
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