Hydrogen Shuttle Buses Go Operational in Charlottetown

The federal government is investing $275,000 for the buses, with the province chipping in $100,000. Air Liquide Canada, which is providing the hydrogen for the vehicles, is contributing $175,000 toward the year-long pilot project.

Published: 01-Dec-2007

Two new hydrogen-fuelled buses will soon start shuttling passengers around Charlottetown.

The buses, part of a Canada-wide pilot project, were announced Friday by representatives of the federal and provincial governments. The Ford vehicles will carry 12 passengers each and run on a hydrogen combustion engine, producing no hydrocarbon waste or greenhouse gases.

Premier Robert Ghiz said eventually Prince Edward Island hopes to develop its own hydrogen sources through its wind farms.

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