Fuel Cell Electric Buses have been successfully trialled for over a decade. The hybridised drive trains (battery and fuel cell) used in current fuel cell electric bus technology have achieved tremendous developments over the first fuel cell bus generation.
The technology that is being demonstrated today has little in common with the first fuel cell electric bus generation developed early 2000’s. There has been major improvements in efficiency, range, refuelling speeds and availability of refuelling stations since then, mainly thanks to the hybridised powertrains (battery and fuel cell), proving that the technology has reached another step closer to its commercialisation.
At this stage the fuel cell sus sector bridges the gap between fuel cell electric bus demonstration and broader commercialization.
The High V.LO-City project aims at accelerating the integration of a new generation of FCH buses (14 FC buses will be operating in Scotland (UK), Liguria (IT) and Flanders (BE)) in public transport fleets by demonstrating the technical and
HyTransit funds 6 hydrogen buses in the citie of Aberdeen. The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project is made up of two separate European funded projects, High Vlo City, which funds 4 buses and HyTransit which funds 6 buses, both of which are supported by the Fuel Cells
The CHIC project is demonstrating the readiness of fuel cell electric buses for widespread commercial deployment in 8 European Countries/9cities (Argau, Bozen Milan, Olso, London, Milan, Hamburg, Cologne, Whistler)