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.