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Title: Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets: Current Status 2018

Abstract

This report, published annually, summarizes the progress of fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) development in the United States and discusses the achievements and challenges of introducing fuel cell propulsion in transit. The report provides a summary of results from evaluations performed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This annual status report combines results from all FCEB demonstrations, tracks the progress of the FCEB industry toward meeting technical targets, documents the lessons learned, and discusses the path forward for commercial viability of fuel cell technology for transit buses. The data from these early FCEB deployments funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, state agencies, and the private sector help to guide future early-stage research and development supported by DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office. The 2018 summary results primarily focus on the most recent year for each demonstration, from August 2017 through July 2018. NREL has included an up-to-date analysis of operational costs including scheduled and unscheduled cost and cost per mile by system. The primary results presented in the report are from five demonstrations of two different fuel-cell-dominant bus designs.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Office (EE-3F)
OSTI Identifier:
1489893
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5400-72208
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; fuel cell electric bus; FCEB; technology validation; evaluation; demonstration; transit; hydrogen

Citation Formats

Eudy, Leslie, and Post, Matthew B. Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets: Current Status 2018. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1489893.
Eudy, Leslie, & Post, Matthew B. Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets: Current Status 2018. United States. doi:10.2172/1489893.
Eudy, Leslie, and Post, Matthew B. Thu . "Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets: Current Status 2018". United States. doi:10.2172/1489893. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1489893.
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title = {Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets: Current Status 2018},
author = {Eudy, Leslie and Post, Matthew B},
abstractNote = {This report, published annually, summarizes the progress of fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) development in the United States and discusses the achievements and challenges of introducing fuel cell propulsion in transit. The report provides a summary of results from evaluations performed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This annual status report combines results from all FCEB demonstrations, tracks the progress of the FCEB industry toward meeting technical targets, documents the lessons learned, and discusses the path forward for commercial viability of fuel cell technology for transit buses. The data from these early FCEB deployments funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, state agencies, and the private sector help to guide future early-stage research and development supported by DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office. The 2018 summary results primarily focus on the most recent year for each demonstration, from August 2017 through July 2018. NREL has included an up-to-date analysis of operational costs including scheduled and unscheduled cost and cost per mile by system. The primary results presented in the report are from five demonstrations of two different fuel-cell-dominant bus designs.},
doi = {10.2172/1489893},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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