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Ballard Power Systems: low floor transit bus (1993)

 

Presentation

The first Ballard prototype 1993

Manufacturer

Ballard

Technology provider

Partner

Ballard Power Systems
XCELLSiS

Vehicle

Low floor transit bus

Status

Demonstration

Passenger capacity

Size, weight

Propulsion concept

PEMFC 120 kW 

Fuel

Compressed hydrogen (CGH2)

Storage

CGH2 storage at 25 MPa pressure in carbon fibre composite materials tanks

Range, consumption

160 km  

Top speed, acceleration

Approx. 95 km/h

Approval

Operation

Goals

Costs, prices

see comments

Funding

Source, link

Comments

Public prise of the prototype version 1997 is 1.4 Mio US$ per unit; price goal for small-scale series in 1998 600.000US$; announcement 2000 series in 2002 1,7 Mio DM per bus; demonstration project in Vancouver with 3 busses worth $6.3million (H&FCL4/96);

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