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Neoplan: Midi FC Bus (1999)

 

Presentation

October 14, 1999

Manufacturer

Neoplan

Technology provider

De Nora
NextEnergy
Linde AG

Partner

Neoplan
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
REB Research & Consulting

Vehicle

Midi bus N 8008 FC

Status

Demonstration

Passenger capacity

47

Size, weight

Length 8 m 10,500 kg (made of lightweight carbon fiber)

Propulsion concept

3-stack PEM FC made by De Nora with power output of 40 kW net or 55kW gross, 14 module nickel metal hybride battery with total energy storage capacity of 21 kWh, maximum output of abaout 100kW, water-cooled tandem asynchronous electric motor of 45 kW driving the rear axles, one motor per side, serves as an electric regenerative brake 

Fuel

Compressed hydrogen (CGH2)

Storage

CGH2 in 4 light-weight, roof-mounted composite carbon fiber tanks with 147 l geometrical volumne per unit, 250 MPa maximum

Range, consumption

600 km 

Top speed, acceleration

30 - 50 km/h

Approval

Operation

A 2 years fare-paying operation in public traffic in the German spa resort Oberstdorf was planned but never realised

Goals

Costs, prices

see comments

Funding

Bavarian State

Source, link

www.neoplan.de

Comments

Total cost of the bus itself was estimated to be about DM 2 million, cost of the entire project was about DM 10 million

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