International Fuelcellbus Collaborative

Japan Centrair Airport

Two FCHV-BUSes have operated within the Centrair airport as part of the Japan Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC) since 2006.  A third similar bus served as a shuttle to the airport from 2006-2011.  These buses were originally deployed as part of a fleet of 8 at the Aichi Expo in 2005.  Other buses from this original Expo fleet are in operation at Toyota City (1) and Haneda Airport (2).  The JHFC program concluded in 2006 and Japan's fuel cell bus efforts are now concentrated under the HySUT program.

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Project Details

Program JHFC
Region Asia
Country Japan
City Tokoname
Transit Operator Chubu Sky Support Co., Ltd. (CSS)
Sponsor(s) MLIT, METI
Fleet Size 2 Buses

Demonstration Status

Eight FCHV-BUSes were unveiled at the AICHI EXPO in 2005.  Three of these were operated around the Centrair airport from 2006, one was retired in 2011.

Status Active
Bus Deployment Start Date 2006

Bus Details

Bus Manufacturer Toyota, Hino
Bus Model FCHV-BUS, Hino Blue Ribbon City
Length 10.5 m /34.5 ft
Passenger Count (Seats/Total) 21 / 63

Fuel Cell System

Manufacturer Toyota
Integrator Toyota, Hino
Architecture Fuel Cell Dominant Hybrid
Fuel Cell Model Toyota FC stack
Rated Fuel Cell Power (kW) 180 (2 x 90)


Manufacturer Panasonic
Energy Storage Type Nickel Metal Hydride

H2 Fueling Infrastructure

H2 Provider

Toho gas

H2 Partner(s)


Station 1 Details

H2 Source

JHFC Centrair Hydrogen StationOn-Site Reformation, Off-Site

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