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California Fuel Cell Partnership
The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a collaboration of private companies, i.e. auto manufacturers, oil and fuel cell companies, and government entities.
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The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a collaboration of private companies, i.e. auto manufacturers, oil and fuel cell companies, and government entities. It is designed to place up to 80 fuel cell vehicles on the road in California until 2003. The partnership has four main goals:

  • demonstrate vehicle technology by operating and testing the vehicles under real-world conditions;
  • demonstrate alternative fuel infrastructure technology, including hydrogen and methanol stations;
  • explore the path to commercialization, from identifying potential problems to developing solutions; and
  • increase public awareness and enhance opinion about fuel cell electric vehicles to prepare the market for commercialization.

The transit agency SunLine Transit in Palm Desert and AC Transit in the East Bay Area will run up to 20 fuel cell buses. The buses will operate in regular fare service. This will represent the introduction of a small fleet. The first bus is already operating at SunLine (see Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Evaluation below).

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The buses will be fueled with hydrogen and will use Xcellsis fuel cell engines. The first bus is the Xcellsis ZEbus.

The news release section provides news on the partnership. Also provides a quarterly newsletter and other multimedia options.

For more information click here

See Also
New buses - Fuel cell bus
Programs and experiences
General topics
Alternative fuels and energy sources - Hydrogen and fuel cells

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