Recently at ACT Expo, Ballard Power Systems and Linamar Corporation have showcased a demonstration of concept hydrogen fuel cell powered class 2 truck chassis. It was displayed in a RAM 2500 truck chassis. Testing on the new platform is underway and will continue in 2022 and 2023.
Linamar and Ballard announced a strategic partnership in May 2021 to co-develop fuel cell powertrains for class 1 and 2 vehicles. This demonstration platform is a result of the
The class 2 truck chassis integrates Ballard’s 8th generation heavy duty fuel cell module, the FCmove-HD+, launched late last year. The FCmove-HD+ is more compact, lighter, and built with fewer components than Ballard’s previous 100kW module. These enhancements result in lower total lifecycle cost while maintaining leading operating performance, high efficiency, and wide operating ranges for the Linamar-Ballard powertrain.
The demonstration platform features Linamar’s Rolling Chassis concept, which highlights its
advanced electrification and fuel cell technology under its new sub-brand, eLIN. eLIN is showcasing its FlexForm conformable hydrogen storage system, which utilizes advanced manufacturing materials and techniques to provide customers efficient hydrogen storage of up to 25% more storage capability than conventional tanks. eLIN also incorporates a wide range of electric drive axle products and in-house battery technology into the demonstration platform that are currently available to customers worldwide.