This phased project kicked-off in 2005 with the goal to research, build and demonstrate fuel cell and hydrogen technology in Delaware. The Phase 1 bus was deployed in 2007 and the Phase 2 bus was introduced in 2009. A Phase 3 40ft bus is planned. This project includes development of a drive train simulation tool and validation against on road performance data.
|Transit Operator||Delaware Transit|
|Fleet Size||2 Buses|
The Phase 1 bus began operations in April 2007 and the Phase 2 bus started in October 2009.
|Bus Deployment Start Date||2007|
|Length||m /22 ft|
|Curb Weight||kg / 15,500 lbs|
|Passenger Count (Seats/Total)||22|
Fuel Cell System
|Architecture||Battery Dominant Hybrid|
|Fuel Cell Model||Mark 9|
|Rated Fuel Cell Power (kW)||19 (Phase 2 has 2 modules = 40 kW)|
|Energy Storage Type||NiCad|
|Energy Storage (kWh)||60|
The bus is fueled at Air Liquide's Research Center in Newark.
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