Zero-Emission Bus Evaluation Results: Orange County Transportation Authority Fuel Cell Electric Bus

This report summarizes the experience and results from a demonstration of a fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) operated by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). OCTA, based in Santa Ana, California has been operating an FCEB developed through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA's) National Fuel Cell Bus Program and built by El Dorado National-California with a BAE Systems electric propulsion system and a Ballard fuel cell. FTA is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to conduct in-service evaluations of advanced technology buses developed under its programs. This report presents evaluation results for the FCEB in comparison to baseline buses in similar service. The focus of the analysis is on the most recent year of service for the demonstration.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 48p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01708714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA Report No. 0134
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2019 12:16PM