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Ballard signs supply agreement with NFI and purchase order for fuel cell engines for bus deployments in North America

The modules will primarily be produced in Ballard's Bend, Oregon facility and will be deployed across the US and Canada.

January 4, 2024 | By MRO Magazine

Ballard Power Systems signs a long-term supply agreement with NFI Group Inc. (NFI), an independent bus and coach manufacturer in North America and Europe.

The agreement marks a new phase in the established partnership between Ballard and NFI, focused on deployment-level volumes of fuel cell powered buses across all of NFI’s major brands including New Flyer, Alexander Dennis, and MCI.

As part of the LTSA, NFI has placed its first purchase order under the agreement for a minimum of 100 FCmove®-HD+ modules for planned delivery in 2024.

The modules will primarily be produced in Ballard’s Bend, Oregon facility and will power New Flyer’s next generation Xcelsior CHARGE FC™ hydrogen fuel cell buses for deployment across the US and Canada, including California, Manitoba, Nevada, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.


“This agreement is the next step in our multi-decade partnership with Ballard and a key component in advancing our leading fuel cell bus offerings,” said David White, executive VP, supply management, NFI. “By working with Ballard across numerous bus products in multiple jurisdictions, we have been able to leverage best practices and generate design, engineering and sourcing synergies. With growing demand for fuel cell buses, we are excited to continue this partnership as we drive the transition to zero-emission transportation.”


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