Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - August 8, 2023
Solaris Bus & Coach Buys Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engines
Solaris Bus & Coach, a European bus manufacturer that is deploying hydrogen-powered buses, purchased 96 hydrogen fuel cell engines.
The hydrogen fuel cell engines will be manufactured by Ballard Power Systems, which expects limited initial deliveries of the 96 fuel cell engines in late 2023 with most delivered through 2024.
The purchase order includes an order for 52 fuel cell engines that will power Solaris Urbino hydrogen buses for deployment by public transport operator Rebus Regionalbus Rostock, based in Güstrow, Germany. Rebus is building two hydrogen refueling stations at depots in Güstrow and Bad Doberan to support the planned growth of hydrogen-powered local public transportation.
Solaris also ordered 44 fuel cell engines that will power Solaris buses in European cities. These orders will add to the more than 110 fuel cell buses that Solaris has deployed with customers in Europe to date.
“Receiving our largest single order for fuel cell bus engines in Europe is a testament to the performance of our products and our partner’s hydrogen-powered buses,” said David Mucciacciaro, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer, in a statement. “We believe these orders demonstrate broader acceptance of fuel cell buses that is driving deployment-level volumes for our customer and is a signpost on the journey towards decarbonization of city buses and the potential of widespread fuel cell bus adoption.”
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