BALLARD Power Systems announced on November 13 that it has signed an agreement with Siemens to develop a fuel cell propulsion system for Siemens’ Mireo multiple unit.
Under the terms of the development agreement, Ballard will develop a 200kW fuel cell engine for the Mireo, with the first main line trials planned for 2021.
The deal is worth around $US 9m to Ballard.
“Our cooperation with Ballard is a decisive step towards replacing diesel-powered rail vehicles with emissions-free vehicles in the long-term interests of sustainable and climate-friendly mobility,” says Siemens Mobility CEO Mrs Sabrina Soussan.
Ballard is also working with CRRC Tangshan on a hydrogen-powered LRV. Trials began on a 14km light rail line in Tangshan last month.