Audi is getting serious about fuel cells as the company has announced they have acquired a "package of patents" relating to fuel cell technology from Ballard Power Systems.

Audi is getting serious about fuel cells as the company has announced they have acquired a "package of patents" relating to fuel cell technology from Ballard Power Systems.

The company was coy on specifics but said the move will provide new momentum for the development of fuel cell drive systems from Audi and the entire Volkswagen Group.

In a statement, Audi Technical Development boss Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg said "Audi is acquiring these strategically important patents for the entire group and will make them available to all the brands. In this way, we are securing crucial expertise that will provide new impetus for the further development of this technology.”

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