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.


The Fhybrid has a top speed of 65 km/ph, accelerates faster than regular scooters and can travel approximately 200 km on a full tank of hydrogen.

Three shuttle buses – featuring internal combustion engines that produce nearly zero emissions – will replace gasoline-powered buses used by the Senate of Canada in Ottawa.

Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles present an attractive option for troops as they are quieter than conventional internal combustion engines and produce less heat, and may also be used as a platform for powering weapons.


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