SunLine Transit has operated multiple generations of fuel cell buses begining in 2000. They are currently operating six fuel cell buses of three different configurations:
SunLine is also planning to receive five additional All American buses in 2016 under FTA's Low No program. The Advanced Technology Bus is the same configuration as the 20 buses that were operated in Whistler, Canada by BC Transit. The 2006 Van Hool bus is the same configuration as the buses deployed in 2006 at AC Transit (3), and in 2008 at CT Transit (1) and Belgium (1).
|Fleet Size||6 Buses|
Below is the technical description for SunLine's All American buses.
|Bus Deployment Start Date||2011|
|Bus Manufacturer||El Dorado|
|Length||m /40 ft|
|Curb Weight||kg / 34,800 lbs|
|Passenger Count (Seats/Total)||37 / 56|
Fuel Cell System
|Architecture||Fuel Cell Dominant Hybrid|
|Fuel Cell Model||FC Velocity HD6|
|Rated Fuel Cell Power (kW)||150|
|Energy Storage Type||Nanophosphate Li-Ion|
|Energy Storage (kWh)||11|
On-site hydrogen production began in November 2000 using two electrolyzers and a natural gas reformer. The station used renewable power from both solar and wind. Since 2006, hydrogen has been produced on site via reformation.
|HyRadix, HBT, Teledyne, Hydrogenics|
Station 1 Details
|Public station at SunLine||On-Site Refomation|
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