Fuel cell electric buses are hybrid electric buses using fuel cells and batteries to power the electric motor(s).


- Fuel cell electric buses hybrid are electric buses 

- A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as:

  • an internal combustion engine and batteries or ultracapacitors in diesel hybrid vehicles.
  • a fuel cell and batteries in fuel cell hybrid vehicles.
  • an overhead electric (catenary) line and batteries in trolley hybrid buses.

- There are two different types of hybrid systems

  • parallel and series hybrids.


The hydrogen tanks are usually stored on the roof of the bus, while the fuel cell and electric engine are located at the back of the bus. 

The infographic above represents a Van Hool fuel cell bus

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