SunLine Transit Agency: Driving a hydrogen-fuelled future

If it’s zero emission, SunLine Transit Agency wants to operate it. Driving a clean fuels agenda for more than 25 years, the Californian bus operator moves nearly five million riders annually in the Coachella Valley region, from Desert Hot Springs through to Palm Springs, via its zero emission fleet.

The progressive and passionate alternative fuels supporter currently has 17 hydrogen fuel cell buses and four all-battery-electric within its fleet, with a further eight fuel cell buses on the way.

“We’re technology agnostic,” SunLine’s CEO and General Manager Lauren Skiver enthuses. “We’ve developed a plan to go completely hydrogen by 2035. When I say completely, we’ll probably still have about 18 battery-electric buses in there. But the reason for that is when you’re scaling up hydrogen, you need to be able to pace the production side to the bus side. The production side is expensive.”

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