Hydrogen fuel cell buses achieve highest fleet mileage in AC Transit’s new ZETBTA study

Alameda-Contra Cost Transit District (AC Transit) has unveiled the first iteration of its zero-emission transit bus technology analysis (ZETBTA) study with hydrogen fuel cell buses achieving the highest total mileage.

The study is a robust side-by-side evaluation of the predominant engine technologies in use at transit agencies worldwide comparing hydrogen fuel cell electric buses (FCEB), battery electric (BEB), diesel hybrid and conventional diesel bus propulsion systems.

The study, that ran from July 2020 to December 2020 in the San Francisco Bay area, found that the FCEB’s had the highest fleet mileage out of all other options at 112,233 miles.

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