US Hybrid to Design Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus for Hawaii MTA


US Hybrid Corp., a company that specializes in developing power conversion components for fuel cell, electric and hybrid medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has been awarded a contract by the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) to design, integrate and deliver its H2Ride fuel cell plug-in shuttle bus for the County of Hawaii Mass Transit Agency.

This 25-passenger shuttle bus utilizes a 30 kW fuel cell fueled by a 20 kg hydrogen storage and delivery system. The fuel cell and 28 kWr lithium ion battery power the vehicle's 200 kW powertrain, air conditioning and auxiliary systems. Onboard batteries are recharged by regenerative braking.

‘This new fuel cell electric bus is the first tangible step in realizing our vision of transforming the County of Hawaii public bus system into one that is powered by our island's incredible renewable energy resources,’ said Hawaii Island Mayor Billy Kenoi.

The H2Ride is scheduled for deployment with Hawaii MTA in early 2015.

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