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Ballard Signs Agreement for Clean Energy Fuel Cell Module to Power Connecticut Bus



Ballard Signs Agreement for Clean Energy Fuel Cell Module to Power Connecticut
                                     Bus

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, March 11, 2013

VANCOUVER, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP)
(TSX: BLD) has announced a supply agreement with the Center for Transportation
and the Environment for a 150 kilowatt FCvelocity^TM-HD6 fuel cell module to
be integrated into a bus that will be deployed with CTTransit in Hartford,
Connecticut. The All-American fuel cell hybrid bus is expected to be delivered
in 2015.

The fuel cell hybrid bus configuration to be deployed with CTTransit was
jointly developed with partners BAE Systems and ElDorado National and is
currently in operation with SunLine Transit Agency in Thousand Palms,
California. Additional buses with this same configuration using previously
shipped Ballard FCvelocity^TM-HD6 power modules are planned; 2 for SunLine
Transit Agency and one for deployment in the Boston, Massachusetts area. This
will bring the total number of buses in operation using this configuration to
5 by 2015.

Tommy Edwards, Contracting Officer and Technical Representative for SunLine
Transit Agency commented, "In terms of performance and reliability, our
experience with the All-American fuel cell bus has been excellent. We look
forward to adding additional clean energy fuel cell buses to the SunLine
fleet, using this standardized configuration."

About Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD) (NASDAQ: BLDP) provides clean energy fuel
cell products enabling optimized power systems for a range of applications.
Products deliver incomparable performance, durability and versatility. To
learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.

Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements concerning projected market
growth, product deliveries, and customer product deployments. These
forward-looking statements reflect Ballard's current expectations as
contemplated under section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any such
statements are based on Ballard's assumptions relating to its financial
forecasts and expectations regarding its product development efforts,
manufacturing capacity, and market demand. For a detailed discussion of the
factors and assumptions that these statements are based upon, and factors that
could cause our actual results or outcomes to differ materially, please refer
to Ballard's most recent management discussion & analysis. Other risks and
uncertainties that may cause Ballard's actual results to be materially
different include general economic and regulatory changes, detrimental
reliance on third parties, successfully achieving our business plans and
achieving and sustaining profitability. For a detailed discussion of these and
other risk factors that could affect Ballard's future performance, please
refer to Ballard's most recent Annual Information Form. These forward-looking
statements are provided to enable external stakeholders to understand
Ballard's expectations as at the date of this release and may not be
appropriate for other purposes. Readers should not place undue reliance on
these statements and Ballard assumes no obligation to update or release any
revisions to them, other than as required under applicable legislation.

Guy McAree, +1.604.412.7919, media@ballard.com or investors@ballard.com

SOURCE Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Contact:

Guy McAree, +1.604.412.7919, media@ballard.com or investors@ballard.com
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