Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Transit Bus Fleet to Serve 2010 Winter Olympics

This brief article describes the hydrogen fuel cell buses that will debut during the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver and Whistler. The 20 buses are being produced at New Flyer’s Winnipeg facility, and are reported to be the most commercially viable hydrogen hybrids available on the market. The author describes the new technologies used, including a 150-kilowatt fuel cell and a lithium ion-based energy storage system, the testing procedures designed to meet Canada’s cold weather, and costs. The buses are still not as cheap as diesel-powered vehicles, but costs have dropped from $5 million to below $2 million.

  • Authors:
    • Atkinson, Claire
  • Publication Date: 2009-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 56-57
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01149114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2009 5:01PM