More fuel cell buses for US operations

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USA There has been three fuel cell bus developments in the US. The University of Delaware is adding two new fuel cell buses to its fleet of two as well as installing a fuelling station on campus. The buses use a Ballard Power Systems fuel cell and Air Liquide provides the fueling technology.

Golden Gate Transit is to operate a third-generation hydrogen fuel cell bus as part of Zero Emission Bay Area, a group of five transport agencies operating zero-emission, fuel cell buses throughout the Bay Area in California.

The Center for Transportation and the Environment has finalised a deal with Connecticut Transit to deliver a fuel cell heavy-duty transit bus in partnership with ElDorado National, BAE Systems, and Ballard Power Systems. CTE reports this is the first commercially procured fuel cell bus under a standard Request for Proposal process. The bus has a Ballard FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell BAE Systems’ HybriDrive propulsion. CTE plans to deliver the bus in autumn 2014.