EBUS PLUG-IN ELECTRIC FUEL CELL
With Federal and State agencies working to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, the transportation industry is searching for an alternative. Hydrogen is emerging as the long-term solution.
Hydrogen is the most common element. Hydrogen can be extracted through reformation of natural gas or electrolysis of water. The electric power for the electrolysis can in the future come from renewable sources, such as sun or wind. In the meantime, hydrogen is already being produced in vast quantities from natural gas for industrial purposes, such as petroleum refining and hydrogenization of vegetable oils (margarine). Diverting just a small amount of that hydrogen for transportation would support thousands of fuel cell buses thus bridging the transition to a renewable source of hydrogen.
Why is the Ebus Plug-in Electric Fuel Cell Bus significantly less expensive than existing fuel cell buses?
Ebus Plug-in Electric Fuel Cell Bus - $650,000/one or $495,000/four or more
Other Fuel Cell Buses - $2,000,000+/one
The Ebus Plug-in Electric Fuel Cell bus is derived from its proven and compact (22 foot) battery-electric bus, therefore requiring a much smaller fuel cell system. The bus platform was specially designed from the beginning to accommodate a large battery, placed between the axles for the lowest possible center of gravity. The Ebus fuel cell systems is built around the Ballard fuel cell stack. Ballard is recognized as the worldwide leader in fuel cell stacks.
Fuel cell bus projects by other companies, on the other hand, have been conversions of ordinary full-size diesel buses, none of which ever existed in pure battery-electric form. Without a large battery, the fuel cell system has to be much larger, as well as the size of the hydrogen tanks, increasing the cost dramatically.
The Fuel Cell bus developed by Ebus is the most affordable on the market today at $650,000. As with all Ebus vehicles, fleet pricing and discounts are available.
To learn more about the Fuel Cell bus, please click here to download a brochure.