American Fuel Cell Bus Project Evaluation: Second Report

Leslie Eudy, Matthew Post

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report presents results of the American Fuel Cell Bus (AFCB) Project, a demonstration of fuel cell electric buses operating in the Coachella Valley area of California. The prototype AFCB was developed as part of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA's) National Fuel Cell Bus Program. Through the non-profit consortia CALSTART, a team led by SunLine Transit Agency and BAE Systems developed a new fuel cell electric bus for demonstration. SunLine added two more AFCBs to its fleet in 2014 and another in 2015. FTA and the AFCB project team are collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to evaluate the buses in revenue service. This report summarizes the performance results for the buses through June 2015.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages45
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-64344


  • AFCB
  • electric bus
  • fuel cells
  • fuel cells
  • hybrid
  • hydrogen
  • SunLine
  • transit
  • zero-emission


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