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International Zero-Emission Bus Conference Brings Together Global Experts to Advance Clean Transit

November 29, 2016

VANCOUVER, CANADA – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) is pleased to participate in The International Zero Emission Bus Conference and the 10th Edition of the Fuel Cell Bus Workshop, in London, England on November 30 and December 1, 2016. This two-day event brings together global experts in clean transit solutions and underscores the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality through the deployment of zero-emission fuel cell electric buses.

"This event comes at a pivotal time in this industry's path towards commercialization,” said Karim Kassam, Ballard’s Vice President – Commercial. “Hydrogen fuel cell electric buses have moved past research and development, and into commercialization with a growing demand from China where more than 300 new buses will be in service in the next 12 months. We would like to thank the Greater London Authority (GLA), Transport for London (TfL) and Tower Transit for their leading role in the deployment of zero emission fuel cell buses in London over the past years through the CUTE, HyFleet:CUTE, CHIC and 3EMotion programs.”

Zero-emission fuel cell electric buses offer a direct replacement to diesel buses without any compromise in range, power or refueling time. With millions of kilometers in commercial services and more than ten years on the road in challenging environments, fuel cell electric buses have proven to meet operational requirements of transit agencies and bus operators. Ballard is currently working with a number of bus manufacturers to bring attractive fuel cell electric buses to transit operators in North America, Europe, and China.

Nicolas Pocard, Director of Marketing at Ballard, will participate in a panel on Wednesday, December 1, discussing commercialization strategies for fuel cell electric bus fleets. In addition, Ballard will co-sponsor a reception, along with Anglo American Platinum, bringing together delegates at the conclusion of the two-day event. The event is organized by the US based Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) in partnership with UK-based Element Energy.

To learn more on how fuel cell electric buses are becoming an attractive option for the deployment of zero-emission transit buses in Europe, access this white paper: Fuel Cell Electric Buses: An Attractive Value Proposition for Zero-Emission Buses in the United Kingdom.

About Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) provides clean energy products that reduce customer costs and risks, and helps customers solve difficult technical and business challenges in their fuel cell programs. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com