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PHOTO CAPTION: Sunline Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus similar to that to be deployed in Connecticut.

Fuel Cell Transit Bus to Roll in Connecticut

Ballard, BAE Systems and ElDorado National collaborate on hydrogen fuel cell transit buses that will be deployed by CTTransit, as well as in Palm Springs, Ca.

Published: 13-Mar-2013

VANCOUVER - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) (TSX: BLD) has announced a supply agreement with the Center for Transportation and the Environment for a 150 kilowatt FCvelocityTM-HD6 fuel cell module to be integrated into a bus that will be deployed with CTTransit in Hartford, Connecticut. The All-American fuel cell hybrid bus is expected to be delivered in 2015.

The fuel cell hybrid bus configuration to be deployed with CTTransit was jointly developed with partners BAE Systems and ElDorado National and is currently in operation with SunLine Transit Agency in Thousand Palms, California. Additional buses with this same configuration using previously shipped Ballard FCvelocityTM-HD6 power modules are planned; 2 for SunLine Transit Agency and one for deployment in the Boston, Massachusetts area. This will bring the total number of buses in operation using this configuration to 5 by 2015.

Tommy Edwards, Contracting Officer and Technical Representative for SunLine Transit Agency commented, "In terms of performance and reliability, our experience with the All-American fuel cell bus has been excellent. We look forward to adding additional clean energy fuel cell buses to the SunLine fleet, using this standardized configuration."

About Ballard Power Systems

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

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