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Novabus: Hythane EQHHPP bus (1995)

 

Presentation

November 1995

Manufacturer

Nova Bus Incorp.

Technology provider

Gaz Metropolitian
Hydrogen Consultants (CO)

Partner

Les Industries d`Electrolyseurs du Quebec

Vehicle

Transit bus produced by Novabus Corp.

Status

Demonstration

Passenger capacity

40

Size, weight

Length 12.2 m, width 2.6 m, height 3.4 m

Propulsion concept

The engine is a modified certified natural gas engine of the Cummins L10 G type with power output of 175 kW. 

Fuel

Hythane TM (15-20% H2 + 80-85% natural gas)

Storage

4 Hythane pressurized storage tanks made from composite materials; operating pressure of 20 MPa; each tank with a volume of 392l (length 6.1m, diameter 0.33m); the pressure tanks are integrated at the roof top

Range, consumption

400 km 

Top speed, acceleration

Approval

Operation

Public demonstration trials with two Hythane buses took place at STCUM in Montréal, Québec, Canada

Goals

Costs, prices

Total cost of the project so far is ~Can$ 4.3 mio

Funding

The project was funded by the Quebec government with Can$ 3 mio. The second of four demonstration-project buses within EQHHPP funded by the European Commission

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