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Title: BC Transit Fuel Cell Bus Project Evaluation Results: Second Report

Abstract

Second report evaluating a fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) demonstration led by British Columbia Transit (BC Transit) in Whistler, Canada. BC Transit is collaborating with the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to evaluate the buses in revenue service. NREL published its first report on the demonstration in February 2014. This report is an update to the previous report; it covers 3 full years of revenue service data on the buses from April 2011 through March 2014 and focuses on the final experiences and lessons learned.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
California Air Resources Board (CARB)
OSTI Identifier:
1159343
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5400-62317
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; FUEL CELL ELECTRIC BUS; FCEB; HYDROGEN FUEL; TRANSIT BUS; TECHNOLOGY VALIDATION; DEMONSTRATION; BC TRANSIT; Transportation

Citation Formats

Eudy, L., and Post, M. BC Transit Fuel Cell Bus Project Evaluation Results: Second Report. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1159343.
Eudy, L., & Post, M. BC Transit Fuel Cell Bus Project Evaluation Results: Second Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1159343.
Eudy, L., and Post, M. Mon . "BC Transit Fuel Cell Bus Project Evaluation Results: Second Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1159343. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159343.
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year = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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