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What is a fuel cell?
A fuel cell is a DC power generator
It has the capacity to power public transit buses - just like diesel and CNG engines… but with a difference.
Why fuel cell in a bus?
How does a fuel cell work?
Where can a fuel cell be used?
The Value Proposition of Fuel Cell Buses
The most appealing benefit for fuel cell buses is that they are one-for-one replacements for conventional buses.
Quiet & comfortable ride for passengers & drivers
Operating Cost Per Mile
Increase energy security by reducing dependency on foreign oil.
The best way to insulate the US from the national security risks of foreign oil is to develop an alternative energy resource that's readily available domestically.
Hydrogen is plentiful, clean and an effective way to store energy. Hydrogen can be produced from diverse domestic sources, such as natural gas and renewable sources like wind or solar energy.
Fuel cell integration in the bus platform
Ballard has technology partnership to several bus OEM's which have included FCveloCity(R) modules in their electric bus platform.
Fuel cells make battery electric buses better
Hydrogen & Infrastructure
The super fuel of the future today
As a Transit Agency what infrastructure do you need?
Maintenance is simple - the fuel cell is solid state. There are no moving parts except for the air delivery and cooling systems.
Fuel cells have been around for a long time
Power to change the world
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Putting fuel cells to work