International Fuelcellbus Collaborative

CHIC Phase 1: Milan

Within this project, the local transit authority, ATM, and the Lombardy Region are partnered with CHIC to supply the city of Milan with a fleet of 3 hydrogen buses starting in 2011. The first bus arrived in December 2011. The next two arrived in February 2012 and all three should be in full service by Summer 2012. The new San Donato ATM depot includes hydrogen production for the new buses and opened in May 2011.

Project News

Project Details

Program CHIC
Region Europe
Country Italy
City Milan
Transit Operator ATM
Sponsor(s) EU FCH JU
Fleet Size 3 Buses

Demonstration Status

The first bus was delivered in December 2011.  The operational period is scheduled to start Summer 2012.  The buses are planned to operate for 5 years.

Status Active
Bus Deployment Start Date 2011

Bus Details

Bus Manufacturer Daimler/Evobus
Bus Model Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid
Length 11.9 m /39.0 ft
Curb Weight 13,200 kg / lbs
Passenger Count (Seats/Total) 26 / 76

Fuel Cell System

Manufacturer AFCC
Integrator Daimler
Architecture Fuel Cell Dominant Hybrid
Rated Fuel Cell Power (kW) 120


Energy Storage Type Lithium Ion
Energy Storage (kWh) 26

H2 Fueling Infrastructure

San Donato ATM depot includes hydrogen production to fuel the buses.

H2 Provider

Sol (IT)

H2 Partner(s)


Station 1 Details

H2 Source

Sol On-Site Reformation

Station 2 Details

H2 Source

Linde (5/12)On-Site Electrolysis

Terminology Definitions

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