Mahle and Ballard to cooperate on fuel cell development for commercial vehicles

German technology group MAHLE and Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems Inc. are to work together on developing fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles of various weight classes.

The long-term goal of the cooperation is to manufacture complete fuel cell systems for the European, North American, and Asian markets.

During the first phase of the cooperation, Ballard will be primarily responsible for system design relating to the fuel cell stack. MAHLE is to bring its experience in the areas of thermal management, power electronics, and packaging.

“Hydrogen as a climate-neutral energy carrier is the solution for CO2-neutral mobility and the achievement of climate targets for medium and heavy commercial vehicles,” said Dr. Jörg Stratmann, Chairman of the MAHLE Management Board and CEO. “Through our cooperation with Ballard, we will provide a strong stimulus to the development of fuel cell drives that are suitable for large-scale production.”

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (November 2020)

11 November 2020

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