Ballard Motive Solutions orders Forsee Power battery systems

June 14, 2022
It builds on a strategic partnership between the firms to develop an integrated solution for the medium and heavy-duty mobility markets

Ballard Motive Solutions, a subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems, has placed an order for Forsee Power’s battery systems to equip 20 zero-emission Refuse Collection Vehicles with the batteries.

The order is a result of a strategic partnership that the two companies announced in November 2021 to develop a fully integrated solution, which combined a fuel cell and battery system, to meet the needs of the targeted medium and heavy-duty mobility markets.

The R&D teams of the two firms have co-designed the solution to cater to the heavy vehicle segment.

The partnership is expected to boost the technological performance, extend service life, optimize costs and reduce customer friction points by offering pre-integrated and optimized electric powertrain solutions.

The firms will have mutual customer access in the medium and heavy vehicle market segments, increasing their business development opportunities in Asia, Europe and North America.

“The aim of our partnership with Ballard is not only to optimize the combination of fuel cell with batteries, but also to facilitate their integration into heavy vehicles, and thus significantly lowering the barriers to quickly transition to zero-emission technologies. Integrating fuel cell plus battery systems require deep proven expertise on both technologies; this is what we are offering to our customers, so they can focus on their core business of manufacturing and/or operating the vehicles,” explained Sébastien Rembauville-Nicolle, Vice President Business Development of Forsee Power.

Ballard Motive Solutions CEO Ben Todd added, “Our RCV collaboration is a great example of the pre-integrated and optimized electric powertrain solution we can provide to our customers. We are looking forward to continued collaboration with Forsee Power to enhance our customers’ experience with our solutions.”