Ballard powering New Zealand’s first fuel cell electric bus, designed & manufactured by Global Bus Ventures
Ballard Power Systems announced that its FCmove fuel cell module is powering the first Fuel Cell Electric Bus (FCEB) manufactured in New Zealand. The FCEB has been designed and built by Global Bus Ventures (GBV), a leading bus manufacturer serving New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, and is currently completing testing activities with planned deployment in revenue service later this month with Auckland Transport.
New Zealand passed its Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019, putting the country on a path to net zero emissions by 2050 and making it one of the few countries to have a zero-emissions goal enshrined in law.
In 2019 Global Bus Ventures was awarded a contract by Auckland Transport.mdwhich has responsibility for all transport services in the city.mdfor the supply of a Fuel Cell Electric Bus to be used as part of the Ports of Auckland hydrogen fuel production and refueling plant trial. The GBV-designed FCEB has been road-tested over the past several weeks in the city of Rolleston and was delivered to Auckland Transport earlier this month.