American Fuel Cell Bus Project: First Analysis Report

This report summarizes the experience and early results from the American Fuel Cell Bus Project, a fuel cell electric bus demonstration funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the National Fuel Cell Bus Program. A team led by CALSTART and SunLine Transit Agency developed a next-generation fuel cell electric bus for demonstration. The 40-foot ElDorado National transit bus features a BAE Systems series hybrid propulsion system powered by a Ballard Power Systems fuel cell and lithium iron phosphate batteries. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been tasked by FTA to evaluate the buses in service. This report documents the early development and implementation of the buses and summarizes the performance results through February 2013.

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    National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    15013 Denver West Parkway
    Golden, CO  United States  80401


    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201-2693

    Federal Transit Administration

    Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Eudy, Leslie
    • Chandler, Kevin
  • Publication Date: 2013-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50p

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  • Accession Number: 01522340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA Report No. 0047
  • Contract Numbers: CO-26-7004
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2014 9:46AM