American Fuel Cell Bus Project Evaluation: Third Report

Leslie Eudy, Matthew Post, Matthew Jeffers

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, which was developed as part of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) National Fuel Cell Bus Program, was delivered to SunLine in November 2011 and was put in revenue service in mid-December 2011. Two new AFCBs with an upgraded design were delivered in June/July of 2014 and a third new AFCB was delivered in February 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 covers the performance of the AFCBs from July 2015 through December 2016.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages42
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-67209


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


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