According to the FTA, every fuel cell-powered bus put into service in the US could reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere by 100 tons annually and eliminate the need for 9,000 gallons of fuel every year over the life of the vehicle. For buses currently running on diesel fuel, that translates into a savings of more than $37,000 per year, per vehicle.
Fuel cell electric bus technology reduces emissions, increases energy security, and achieves significantly greater fuel economy than conventional buses.
Quiet, smooth and vibration-free
Complete freedom from petroleum fuels
Better handling and overall driving performance compared to conventional buses
Sufficient electric power to operate a vehicle in excess of 40,000 lbs gross vehicle weight
Significantly greater fuel economy than conventional internal combustion engines and hybrid engines
Significant well-to-wheel reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the potential of eliminating all GHG emissions using carbon-free, renewable sources to produce hydrogen.