2010 Olympics in Vancouver: The introduction of hydrogen buses

In Canada, sport and means of transport have environmental technologies combine to our delight!

During the Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010 (from February 12 to 28), 20 hydrogen buses boarded the public to Whistler mountain resort (where various competitions are held).

These buses ecologists have been concocted by a consortium including Canada’s Ballard is. They are equipped with a hydrogen engine, a fuel cell (housed on the roof) and an electric battery. It is the Canadian federal and British Columbia who funded the project of 89.5 million.

The fueling station, located in the municipal bus depot, has a capacity of 26 000 liters!

This fleet of 20 hydrogen buses will still be outstanding after the Olympics: good news, ticket prices will remain the same for users.

The price of a hydrogen-powered buses is 2 million Canadian dollars (cons 500 000 Canadian dollars for a traditional bus). A significant investment that is well worth it!

The organizers of the Olympics and the Whistler ski resort and want to limit the impact of transport on the environment.

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Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid premiere in Vienna

Its world premiere celebrates today (June 9, 2009) in Vienna, the new city bus Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid at the UITP Congress, the World Congress of Verkehrsbetriebe. It is the first vehicle of the new generation fuel cell buses from Daimler. The Bus combines the advantages of a few months ago presented Citaro G Blue Tec hybrid diesel-electric propulsion with combined with those of the Citaro fuel cell buses, which travel with hydrogen and in fleet tests have already proven successful.

The Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid sets while driving no pollutants released and runs almost silently. This makes it ideal for use in inner cities and metropolises. Daimler is a small series of around 30 cars finished and European transport companies offer. The Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus will fall into a Europe-wide large-scale trial in several cities intensively tested.

Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid

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This post was written by admin on June 8, 2009

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New Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Buses

Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid

Germany’s Daimler in 2009 was held on Monday in Vienna, Austria “World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition” (2009 years Sunday June 7-11), Mercedes-Benz’s fuel cell hybrid bus “Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid “to announce.

The company has a 1997 bus test vehicle equipped with a fuel cell system in the world’s first “NEBUS” it said. The Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid development is an extension of the fuel cell system with a “Fuel Cell Citaro” and “Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid” system, incorporating the elements of the hybrid-diesel technology. Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid is equipped with a motor axle hub, Li-ion secondary battery, and share the power supply system for electric components. In addition, driven by precise control of hybrid systems, that reduces fuel consumption compared to conventional fuel cell bus.

The company soon will begin testing as a normal bus operation in several cities in Europe. This experiment, the years 2003-2006 in EU fuel cell bus trials conducted by “CUTE (Clean Urban Transport for Europe)” will get along. Since 2003, a total of 36 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses equipped with fuel cell drives have performed outstandingly at 12 public transport agencies on three continents as part of the CUTE test, its HyFLEET:CUTE followup project, and other related testing programs. The buses were driven a combined total of more than two million kilometers in a total of approximately 135,000 hours of operation. Their availability between 90 and 95 percent impressively demonstrated the environmentally friendly fuel-cell drive’s suitability for everyday use in urban regular-service buses

Source: Fleet Test for the New Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Bus

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This post was written by admin on March 11, 2009

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