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Air Products, New Flyer Promote Benefits of Fuel Cell Electric Buses

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Air Products, an industrial gases company, and New Flyer of America Inc. recently demonstrated the benefits of fuel cell electric buses powered with Air Products’ hydrogen. Hydrogen fuel cell bus technology provides transit agencies with a proven, efficient alternative for a zero-emissions fleet under a vast range of operating conditions – and not just for short routes.

As part of the demonstration, Sunline Transit Agency in Thousand Palms, Calif., provided a New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE H2 from its fleet of hydrogen buses to showcase the benefits of hydrogen in transit. The Oregon portion of the tour began in Portland where a local transit agency observed the bus being fueled using an Air Products’ mobile fueling station. The transit team received training on how to fuel the bus, then drove the bus on its regular route to get first-hand experience of how the vehicle performed under real-world conditions. Air Products and New Flyer later made a similar stop in Eugene, Ore.

“Air Products has made substantial investments to ensure that customers have ready access to infrastructure and supply of hydrogen as the world transitions to a greener, more sustainable future,” says Eric Guter, vice president of hydrogen for mobility solutions at Air Products. “These demonstrations are an opportunity to showcase the real-world environmental benefits available today through hydrogen.”

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