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Ballard Clean Energy Fuel Cell Modules Power BC Transit Bus Fleet Thru 1-Million Miles of Service
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Vancouver, BC, December 21, 2011--(T-Net)--Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD.TO) (NASDAQ: BLDP) announced that the 20-bus fleet operated by BC Transit in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia and powered by Ballard FCvelocityTM-HD6 fuel cell modules recently surpassed 1-million miles (1.6-million kilometers) of revenue service.


The buses went into service in January, 2010 prior to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and have been an effective showcase for clean transportation alternatives.


Paul Cass, Ballard's Vice-President of Operations said, "We are pleased with the continued improvement in overall bus fleet performance over time and are delighted with BC Transit's ongoing support of this important initiative. Many decision-makers in the global bus market are following the Whistler experience closely and will be interested in the results to date."


By end-November 2011 a number of important results had been achieved:

  • The 20-bus fleet had operated a total of 80,000 hours;
  • More than 9,600 safe refuellings had been completed, by which 220,000 kilograms of hydrogen was dispensed to the fleet's buses; and
  • 2,200 tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were avoided, in comparison to diesel buses, which is equivalent to removing approximately 400 passenger vehicles from the roads.

About Ballard Power Systems


Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD.TO) (NASDAQ: BLDP) provides clean energy fuel cell products enabling optimized power systems for a range of applications. Products are based on proprietary esencia™ technology, ensuring incomparable performance, durability and versatility. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.


Contacts


Public Relations: Guy McAree 
+1.604.412.7919 
media@ballard.com


Investor Relations: Lori Rozali 
+1.604.412.3195 
investors@ballard.com


Ballard Power Systems Inc

Burnaby, BC (CleanTech & Energy)
275 Employees In BC (275 Total)
Founded: 1979 | Revenues: $76.00 Million

Ballard Power Systems, Inc. is a global leader in PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cell technology. We provide clean energy fuel cell products enabling optimized power systems for a range of applications.

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Posted: Dec 21, 2011

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