SunLine Fuel Cell Bus Purchase

SunLine Fuel Cell Bus Purchase

CTE completed the first procurement of a fuel cell bus under a standard RFP process.  CTE delivered a 40ft heavy-duty transit bus in partnership with ElDorado National, BAE Systems, and Ballard Power Systems to SunLine Transit in 2015. This procurement represents a significant step towards commercialization for the fuel cell bus industry. Typically fuel cell buses have been procured and built under various federally funded research programs, most notably the Federal Transit Administration’s National Fuel Cell Bus Program (NFCBP). The fuel cell bus, based on the SunLine “All American” configuration, utilizes an ElDorado National heavy-duty urban transit bus glider with a Ballard FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell power module and BAE Systems’ HybriDrive® propulsion system. BAE Systems will be responsible for systems integration.

Project Manager

Jason Hanlin

Funding Source


Geographic Location

West Coast

Technology Focus

Fuel Cell