Ballard Power Systems announced an order from Stadler Rail AG to supply six 100 kW FCmoveTM-HD+ fuel cell engines to power the first hydrogen train in the US.
The contract to provide the hydrogen-powered train was awarded to Stadler by San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), with the option of additional trains in the future. The train is expected to be in service in San Bernardino, California, in 2024 and will seat over 100 passengers.
Stadler is committed to designing and building green technology for the transportation industry.
Randy MacEwen, Ballard CEO, said, “We continue to see the critical role hydrogen will play in decarbonizing our economy. We are excited to work with Stadler, a global industry leader in rail manufacturing, to reduce emissions in the transportation sector and bring the first hydrogen powered, zero emission passenger train to the United States.”
Martin Ritter, CEO of Stadler US, said, “We are delighted to work alongside innovative organizations, like SBCTA and Ballard, that share our enthusiasm to reduce emissions in the sector. It is a great honor to be a part of bringing the first hydrogen-powered train to the United States.”