Ballard Power Systems Announces Purchase of B.C.’s First Fleet of Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Posted on 17. Jul, 2019 by in Toyota Canada

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BURNABY, B.C. – Jul 16, 2019 – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP), a tellurian fuel dungeon colonize celebrating a 40th anniversary in 2019, currently announced that it has organised for several Ballard employees to squeeze B.C.’s initial swift of fuel dungeon electric vehicles (FCEVs) from Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). Ballard employees are approaching to squeeze a Toyota Mirai zero-emission FCEVs powered by hydrogen in 2019, with initial car deliveries finished today.

“Electrification of travel is a tellurian megatrend that is indispensable to assistance lessen a impact of meridian change and urge atmosphere quality,” pronounced Randy MacEwen, President and CEO of Ballard Power Systems. “Zero-emission fuel dungeon electric vehicles, or FCEVs, are a pivotal partial of a electric car resolution that will definitely change a lives of a subsequent generation. For 40 years, Ballard has been relentlessly building and improving fuel dungeon technology, so we’re intensely unapproachable that dedicated Ballard employees have concluded to squeeze B.C.’s initial swift of fuel dungeon electric cars.”

For decades, Canadian companies like Ballard have been personification heading roles in a growth of a tellurian hydrogen society, and a transformation has recently gained transformation in British Columbia. The country’s initial publicly permitted sell hydrogen hire non-stop in Vancouver final summer, with another hire staid to open in Burnaby shortly. Earlier this year, Natural Resources Canada and a B.C. supervision announced they are contributing a total $3 million to build dual new sell hydrogen refueling stations in a province’s Lower Mainland, and it is approaching that Greater Vancouver and Victoria will have a network of 6 stations by 2020.

With a Mirai now accessible for squeeze by swift operators during 12 certified Mirai dealerships in a Vancouver area, Toyota is a initial automaker to move hydrogen fuel dungeon electric vehicles (FCEVs) to Canada en masse. The association has been operative with other hydrogen stakeholders opposite Canada to put in place a compulsory fueling infrastructure, training and use to support a sale of FCEVs.

“We couldn’t consider of a some-more suitable partner for B.C.’s initial swift of hydrogen fuel dungeon electric vehicles than a group during Ballard Power Systems,” combined Stephen Beatty, Vice President, Corporate during Toyota Canada Inc. “Ballard is a loyal tellurian fuel dungeon colonize and one of Canada’s many innovative and impactful companies, so we’re unapproachable to supplement Ballard employees as Toyota customers.”

The Mirai, that means “future” in Japanese, is a zero-emission FCEV that is powered by hydrogen fuel cells, uses no gasoline and emits usually H2O fog from a tailpipe. With opening that competes with normal inner explosion engines, a Mirai boasts an approximately 500km operation and refuels in about 5 minutes. This operation – and no need to wait hours for a assign – means there is no concede compulsory for drivers: they can expostulate a FCEV but changing their pushing or fueling habits.

Electrified vehicles will be a outrageous partial of Toyota’s tellurian charge going forward. By 2030, each Toyota and Lexus indication will be a dedicated electrified indication or have an electrified option, and 50% of Toyota’s tellurian sales (about 5.5 million vehicles per year) will be electrified. One million of them will be zero-emission vehicles.

About Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems’ (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) prophesy is to broach fuel dungeon energy for a tolerable planet. The Company builds fuel dungeon products that revoke patron costs and risks, and helps business solve formidable technical hurdles or residence new business opportunities. To learn some-more about Ballard, greatfully revisit www.ballard.com.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 8 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness to a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and tools placement centers in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates dual prolongation comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 8 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments during a comforts in Ontario will concede for increasing prolongation of a top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.

For some-more information, greatfully contact:

Guy McAree
BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS INC.
Guy.mcaree@ballard.com

Michael Bouliane
TOYOTA CANADA INC.
michael_bouliane@toyota.ca

                       

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