International Fuelcellbus Collaborative

CHIC Phase 1: Oslo

CHIC is collaborating with HyNor Oslo Bus project to demonstrate 5 Van Hool fuel cell buses for a planned 5 years. Ruter in partnership with Unibuss will operate the buses on the 81 A line.  Air Liquide opened a new hydrogen station in 2012 at the garage where the buses will be housed.

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Project Details

Program CHIC, HyNor
Partner Program ZERO, Oslo Kommune, Akershus Fylkeskommune
Region Europe
Country Norway
City Oslo
Transit Operator Ruter
Sponsor(s) EU FCH JU, Oslo City, Akerhus County, Transnova, Norwegian Research Council
Fleet Size 5 Buses

Demonstration Status

The buses began service in May 2012.  They will operate for a minimum of 12,000 hours.

Status Active
Bus Deployment Start Date Spring 2012
Bus Deployment End Date Spring 2017

Bus Details

Bus Manufacturer Van Hool
Length 13.0 m /42.7 ft
Passenger Count (Seats/Total) 37 / 74

Fuel Cell System

Manufacturer Ballard
Integrator Van Hool, Siemens
Architecture Fuel Cell Dominant Hybrid
Fuel Cell Model FCVelocity HD6
Rated Fuel Cell Power (kW) 150


Manufacturer Enerdel
Energy Storage Type Lithium Ion
Energy Storage (kWh) 17.5

H2 Fueling Infrastructure

The new station at the bus garage produces hydrogen from electrolysis using renewable energy.  It's service commenced in May 2012.

H2 Provider

Air Liquide

H2 Partner(s)

Station 1 Details

H2 Source

Rosenholm Bus GarageOn-Site Electrolysis

Station 2 Details

H2 Source

Opened in May 2009Off-Site

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