Hydrogen bus in Hamburg - Click above to watch video after the jump
Over two years ago, we first learned the British Columbia Transit was planning to acquire 20 fuel cell-powered buses for use in the Whistler area ahead of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The first of those buses was recently delivered to the transit company with the rest arriving over the coming weeks and months. The 20 bus-fleet will be the single largest deployment of hydrogen-fueled buses in the world. The buses are built on chassis supplied by ISE Corporation and use fuel cell stacks supplied by B
A couple of months ago we reported on plans to have a fleet of fuel cell buses in British Columbia including twenty of them in the ski town of Whistler. The buses will be in operation by 2009 in advance of the 2010 Winter Olympics which are being hosted in Vancouver (with the skiing events taking place at Whistler).
Ballard Power Systems has announced a pair of programs to put some more fuel cell powered buses on the road in Washington DC and in upstate New York. Federal Transit Administrator James Simpson announced that the FTA will be funding a $49 million fuel cell bus research and development program. $13 million of that will be going to Ballard and its partners in the two programs. Both programs are using Ballards new generation heavy duty fuel cell module.
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