Plug Power, BAE Systems partner on H2-powered electric buses

Plug Power Inc. entered an agreement with BAE Systems to supply zero-emissions powertrains to heavy-duty transit bus OEMs in North America integrating Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engines into BAE Systems’ smart electric drive systems, as well as provide hydrogen and refueling infrastructure to end-customers use points. Under the framework, the companies are advancing a solution for hydrogen-powered electric buses which promises to accelerate the adoption of zero-emissions transit across the region.

This partnership expands both companies’ reach into the market for commercial on-road applications, as demand for zero-emission power solutions grows alongside efforts to decarbonize transportation. This framework agreement with BAE Systems also aligns with Plug Power’s  strategy to promote the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell technology in on- and off-road electric vehicle fleets.

The company recently announced an MOU with French automaker Groupe Renault to create a joint venture in electric fuel cell commercial vehicles and hydrogen turn-key solutions for customers in Europe.