CUTRIC ZEB Conference: Strong momentum for fuel cell electric buses

Hydrogen fuel cell electric buses and fuelling technologies were the focus today (29th March) at the Zero Emission Bus Technology & Transit Operation Conference, hosted by the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).

With buses being the hot topic, New Flyer’s Xcelsior Charge H2 was a focus during the first annual conference. Kirk Burcar, Vice-President of Engineering at New Flyer, focused on the innovation which is transforming the market.

Xcelsior Charge H2 is a battery electric bus, but it uses hydrogen, a hydrogen fuel cell to charge the battery, thereby extending the range of the vehicle – a range extender. Explaining the technology, Burcar, said, “This provides a more immediate one to one replacement for conventional propulsion with faster refuelling time and less infrastructure planning and complexity than for battery EVs.”

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