The 40-foot fuel cell buses will help decarbonise the public transportation sector of California by providing a solution that produces no emissions.
The Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ bus is a battery electric vehicle which uses compressed hydrogen as an energy source, along with Ballard Power Systems fuel cell technology.
The buses will be delivered to the California Department of General Services as the agency aims to deliver on its zero-emission bus rollout plan with hopes to have a 100% zero-emission fleet by 2040.
Chris Stoddart, President of North American Bus and Coach, said, “Leveraging NFI’s experience in electric technology – with more than 40 million EV service miles completed – New Flyer is delivering innovative, efficient, sustainable mobility into California and directly enabling the transition to zero-emission propulsion by 2040.
“Since 2005, we have delivered over 110 buses to GET bus, and, now, our fuel cell-electric technology will improve community livability with proven range, improved air quality, and quieter transportation.”
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