Hydrogen fuel cells are essential for electric buses to compete with diesel solutions in passenger capacity, operation and vehicle performance.
Buses must be capable of completing its route on its most demanding day whether it’s range, terrain, weather and other factors. This means the bus must be built to meet its highest kwh per km energy consumption. At the same time, electric buses have to offer same or similar passenger capacity to that of diesel alternatives in order to become economically viable for municipal transit service. Hydrogen fuel cells can enable battery electric buses to maintain high ridership while still being able to service same routes as diesel all year-round.