Fuel cell electric buses: why you need to know about the ‘other’ e-bus
Find out why fuel cell electric buses can be the solution for transport operators looking to deploy entire fleets of electric buses with high-level operational flexibility and performance.
As anyone working in the public transport industry should know, zero-emission buses are critical to the future of transit. In fact, many regions around the world are setting goals to convert entire fleets to zero-emission operation, and electric buses are a well-proven solution that can help to achieve this. The challenge the industry now faces is how to grow existing fleets of 10-20 zero-emission buses to fleets of hundreds.
Implementing entire fleets of battery electric buses that require hours to recharge introduces complications related to charging infrastructure, the physical depot space and vehicle availability for operation. Range anxiety can also be a concern for agencies operating long routes with frequent service.
Fuel cell electric buses offer all the benefits of battery electric buses while facilitating large-scale deployments. The ‘other’ electric bus, powered by hydrogen fuel cells, is the only zero-emission technology to match diesel fleets with complete route flexibility, short refuelling time and similar depot space utilisation.
Learn how, amid the various zero emission bus technology options, fuel cell electric buses allow for the deployment of entire fleets of electric buses with the highest level of operational flexibility and performance for a transit operator.
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