Ford Delivers Five FCVs for Use in Vancouver Program

Ford Delivers Five FCVs for Use in Vancouver Program

Ford Motor Company recently announced that its vice president of research and advanced engineering Gerhard Schmidt, together with Ford of Canada president and CEO Joe Hinrichs, delivered five hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) late last week to the Vancouver Fuel Cell Vehicle Program (VFCVP), a “first-of-its-kind” demonstration program that encompasses three years of a five-year initiative.

According to Ford, the partners in the program — the Government of Canada, Ford Motor Company/Ford of Canada, Fuel Cells Canada and the Government of British Columbia — will collaborate on the five-year, $9-million effort.

Ford noted that BC Hydro, B.C. Transit, Ballard Power Systems, the City of Vancouver, Fuel Cells Canada, the National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada and the Government of British Columbia will use the Ford FCVs in real-world daily driving conditions as part of the three-year hydrogen fuel technology demonstration program.

Ford said the VFCVP is managed by Fuel Cells Canada, which is headquartered at the NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, where the VFCVP vehicles will be maintained and refueled.

Contact: Ford, website http://www.ford.com.

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