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Ballard and NFI announcing Long-Term Supply Agreement and order for 100 fuel cell engines

04 January 2024

Ballard Power Systems announced the signing of a new Long-Term Supply Agreement (LTSA) with NFI Group Inc. The agreement marks a new phase in the established partnership between Ballard and NFI, focused on deployment-level volumes of fuel cell powered buses across all of NFI’s major brands including New Flyer, Alexander Dennis, and MCI.

As part of the LTSA, NFI has placed its first purchase order under the agreement for a minimum of 100 FCmove-HD+ modules for planned delivery in 2024. The modules will primarily be produced in Ballard’s Bend, Oregon facility with Buy America compliance, and will power New Flyer’s next generation Xcelsior CHARGE FC hydrogen fuel cell buses for deployment across the US and Canada, including California, Manitoba, Nevada, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. David White, Executive Vice President, Supply Management, NFI: “By working with Ballard across numerous bus products in multiple

jurisdictions, we have been able to leverage best practices. With growing demand for fuel cell buses, we are excited to continue this partnership as we drive the transition to zero-emission transportation.” For Ballard the agreement is the confirmation that operators increasingly prefer hydrogen fuel cell powered buses. David Mucciacciaro, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer. “We believe New Flyer is well positioned to deliver deployment scale volumes of fuel cell buses, particularly in the US market.”