CTE is currently managing a large-scale, zero-emission fuel cell
electric bus project, and has assembled a strong team of private
and public partners including the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit
District (AC Transit), the Orange County Transportation Authority
(OCTA), New Flyer Industries, Ballard Power Systems, and Linde
Gas. Sponsored by the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
with a $22.3 million California Climate Investments Grant, the
Bay Area Quality Management District (BAAQMD) with a $1
million grant, and South Coast Air Quality Management District
(SCAQMD) with another $1 million grant, the Fuel Cell Electric
Bus Commercialization Consortium Project (FCEBCC) aims to
help realize the commercialization of fuel cell electric buses and
establish them as an industry standard.
The 20 fuel cell electric buses will be deployed in revenue
service at AC Transit and OCTA, with 10 buses for each agency.
The buses will be built by New Flyer, the leading manufacturer
of heavy-duty buses in North America, and Ballard Power Systems,
a major fuel cell and power plant supplier. Linde Gas will
provide the fuel supply and technology to support the operation
of the buses. By utilizing these fuel cell electric vehicles in more
transit agencies and engaging a collaboration between major
manufacturers, this consortium will decrease the unit cost of fuel
cell electric buses and enable an expanded accessibility to zeroemission
technology for transit.