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US Hybrid Hydrogen Sweeper for Caltrans

May 8, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GEP Unit with an 80-Kilowatt FCe80 Fuel Cell

US Hybrid reported an order at ACT Expo for a hydrogen fuel cell-powered street sweeper for Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation.

Caltrans has ordered a hydrogen fuel cell-powered sweeper by Global Environmental Products with 80-kilowatt FCe80 fuel cell by US Hybrid, the electric driveline specialist reported at ACT Expo.



The sweeper is manufactured by Global Environmental Products in San Bernardino, Calif. using a 200-kilowatt driveline assembled by US Hybrid in Torrance, Calif. The unit’s freeze-capable 80-kilowatt FCe80 fuel cell is manufactured by US Hybrid in Windsor, Conn.

The order “is the result of a successful five-year demonstration and operation of the diesel hybrid electric street sweeper for the New York Department of Sanitation since 2009,” US Hybrid says (F&F, May 10, 2014), “with the last fleet including the export power for powering the building and tools during emergency situations.”

Michael Matkovic and Spiro Kattan of the New York City Department of Sanitation, Global Environmental Products president and CEO Walter Pusic (center with arm upraised), deputy Sanitation commissioner Rocco DiRico of New York, and US Hybrid president and CEO Dr. Abas Goodarzi, at top right, at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif. Mel Lindstrom photo

Lower Fuel Consumption & Quieter

“The fuel cell street sweeper will reduce fuel consumption to less than half with fast fueling and 24/7 operation,” states a release. “The fuel cell electric design is more operator-friendly and reliable with significant reductions in operating noise and reduced fuel and maintenance costs.”

“US Hybrid’s proven power electric powertrain and fuel cell engine technology will provide Caltrans with clean, quiet sweepers that will dramatically reduce street-level emissions,” said US Hybrid president and CEO Abas Goodarzi.

‘Curbside Presence’

“US Hybrid focuses on niche applications that will be most benefited by zero emission technology,” he said.

“The street sweeper’s low speeds, curbside presence, and power demand make it an optimal application to showcase the fuel savings and zero emission that our products provide.”

US Hybrid also unveiled a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck at last week’s ACT Expo, and announced a new joint venture with China’s Jiangsu Dewei Advanced Materials (F&F, May 6).

ACT Expo 2018 – the next Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo – has been scheduled for April 30-May 3, 2018 – again at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2017 in Long Beach

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