International Fuelcellbus Collaborative

BC Transit

Since 2010, BC Transit has operated 20 fuel cell hybrid buses, the world's largest fuel cell bus fleet, in Whistler, Canada.  The project's costs are covered through 2014 by a strong colloboration of four public funding sources.  BC Transit is partnered with CHIC as a Phase 0 city to share demonstration results.

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Project Details

Program BC Transit, CHIC
Partner Program Hydrogen Bus Alliance
Region North America
Country Canada
State British Columbia
City Whistler
Transit Operator BC Transit
Sponsor(s) Canadian Government Public Transit Capital Trust, British Columbia Government, Municipality of Whistler, CHFCA
Fleet Size 20 Buses

Demonstration Status

The 20 buses were delivered in January 2010 for use at the Olympics.  They then entered regular service.

Status Completed
Bus Deployment Start Date Winter 2010

Bus Details

Bus Manufacturer New Flyer
Length 12.5 m /41.0 ft
Curb Weight 15,422 kg / 34,000 lbs
Passenger Count (Seats/Total) 37 / 59

Fuel Cell System

Manufacturer Ballard
Integrator ISE
Architecture Fuel Cell Dominant Hybrid
Fuel Cell Model FC Velocity HD6
Rated Fuel Cell Power (kW) 150


Manufacturer Valence
Energy Storage Type Lithium Phosphate
Energy Storage (kWh) 43

H2 Fueling Infrastructure

H2 Provider

Air Liquide

H2 Partner(s)

QuestAir Technologies

Station 1 Details

H2 Source


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