International Fuelcellbus Collaborative

NFCBP I: BUS 2010 Compound Hybrid

BAE Systems, CALSTART, and the SFMTA partnered under the NFCBP to incorporate a smaller fuel cell into a commercially available diesel hybrid bus.  The compund hybrid bus blends energy from the diesel engine and the fuel cell to provide a partial zero-emission bus with improved fuel economy. Hydrogenics provided the fuel cell auxiliary power unit for electric accessories. 

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Project Details

Program NFCBP
Region North America
Country USA
State CA
City San Francisco
Transit Operator SF MTA
Sponsor(s) FTA
Fleet Size 1 Bus

Demonstration Status

Status Active
Bus Deployment Start Date 2010

Bus Details

Bus Manufacturer Daimler
Bus Model Orion VII
Length 12.2 m /40 ft
Passenger Count (Seats/Total) 36

Fuel Cell System

Manufacturer Hydrogenics
Integrator BAE Systems
Architecture Fuel Cell APU/Compound
Fuel Cell Model HyPM HD 12
Rated Fuel Cell Power (kW) 32 (16 x 2)


Energy Storage Type Lithium Ion

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