Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets: Current Status 2011

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    This status report, fifth in a series of annual status reports from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), discusses the achievements and challenges of fuel cell propulsion for transit and summarizes the introduction of fuel cell transit buses in the United States. Progress this year includes an increase in the number of fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), from15 to 25, operating at eight transit agencies, as well as increased diversity of the fuel cell design options for transit buses. The report also provides an analysis of the combined results from fuel cell transit bus demonstrations evaluated by NREL with a focus on the most recent data through July 2011 including fuel cell power system reliability and durability; fuel economy; roadcall; andhydrogen fueling results. These evaluations cover 22 of the 25 FCEBs currently operating.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages29
    StatePublished - 2011

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-5600-52927


    • buses
    • electric bus
    • FCB
    • FCEB
    • fuel cells
    • fuel cells
    • fuel cells
    • fuel cells
    • hydrogen
    • hydrogen fueling
    • technologies
    • transit


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