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Audi buys fuel-cell patents from Ballard Power Systems


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• Development agreement with Ballard extended until 2019
• Audi’s Head of Development Prof. Hackenberg: “The whole VW Group
  will use these patents.”

Der Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro AUDI AG has acquired a package of patents relating to fuel-cell record from Ballard Power Systems Inc. In addition, a Volkswagen Group has extended a team-work with a Canadian purify appetite association until 2019.

The squeeze of these patents will yield new procedure for a growth of fuel‑cell expostulate systems during Audi, VW and a Volkswagen Group. As explained by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of a Board of Management for Technical Development during AUDI AG and obliged for a steering of a growth departments of all brands in a VW Group: “Audi is appropriation these strategically critical patents for a whole organisation and will make them accessible to all a brands. In this way, we are securing essential imagination that will yield new procedure for a serve growth of this technology.”

Ballard Power Systems Inc. is formed in Burnaby, Canada, and is one of a world’s heading companies in a record of electron sell surface fuel cells. Ballard provides purify appetite products that revoke patron costs and risks, and helps business solve formidable technical and business hurdles in their fuel‑cell programs.