f-cell: Hydrogen fuel cell buses

Range, rapid refuelling and 1:1 replacement of conventional vehicles were advantages of hydrogen fuel cell buses emphasized in one of f-cell Stuttgart’s final sessions this afternoon.

Andreas Meyer, of WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke, shared his perspective of hydrogen as a solution in public transport.

WSW had been considering using alternatives to the diesel engine in bus transport for a long time and in 2014 started the programme ‘H2-W – Hydrogen Mobility for Wuppertal’.

“When we started the project we looked at both hydrogen and batteries. But we saw that we have advantages with the hydrogen applications, more flexibility and storage of the energy, available vehicles, fast refuelling like a diesel bus, and the infrastructure for hydrogen production was available,” Meyer said.

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