Mobile Energy Solutions Develops Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus
Buses using fuel cells and batteries still have obstacles, ranging from the cost -- some being tested in California cost $3 million apiece.
The team that designed the cutting-edge 16th Street Mall shuttle buses --
which run on compressed natural gas and batteries, and have no fuel emissions --
are back at it.
This time, the goal is mass-transit buses that run on fuel cells and
Mobile Energy Solutions LLC of Conifer (MES) has finished designs for the
hybrid, alternative energy, fuel cell- and battery-operated buses, and awaits
federal funding to begin assembling a prototype bus.
Intelligent Energy will also be exhibiting its 10 kW automotive fuel cell system, which it is developing in partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën, as well as a 75 kW PEM fuel cell stack and a compact hydrogen generator capable of multi-fuel cell operation. Photo: EV World correspondent Richard Harding test drives ENV FC motorbike at Donington Grand Prix Circuit Dec. 7, 2005.