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AC Clocks 20,000 Fuel Cell Hours

August 18, 2015 in fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Clean Air Endurance Record for a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Stack
A hydrogen fuel cell powering a Van Hool transit bus operated by the Oakland, Calif.-based Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has logged 20,000 hours of continuous operation – “a record-breaking milestone.” updated August 19

EnerDel for AC Transit Batteries

September 22, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Maintenance and Reconditioning for Hydrogen Bus Fleet

Indiana’s EnerDel reports a four-year agreement with Oakland, Calif.-based AC Transit for service and maintenance of the battery packs currently installed in the transit authority’s fleet hydrogen fuel cell buses.

ClearEdge Power Buying UTC Power

January 25, 2013 in Biomethane, Companies, Electric Drive, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Disposition of Transportation Fuel Cells Business Is Uncertain,
Separately, AC Transit Is to Resume Operation of Its UTC Buses

Oregon’s ClearEdge Power has disclosed the pending acquisition of UTC Power from United Technologies, but the fate of UTC’s PureMotion fuel cell business for transportation is likely to remain unknown until after the purchase closes – “early in 2013,” ClearEdge says.

Hydrogen Buses to Return to Service

December 5, 2012 in Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

AC Transit Expects Station Re-Opening in Late January

Oakland, Calif.-based AC Transit plans to re-open its flagship hydrogen fueling station in Emeryville in late January, restoring its fleet of a dozen zero-emission fuel cell buses to revenue service. Linde is the hydrogen fueling system provider.

Hydrogen EVs ‘Make Rapid Progress’

August 17, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cars ‘Have Advanced Rapidly,’ Buses 89% More Efficient than Diesel

Fuel cell vehicles remain hampered by costs – both fuel- and cell-wise, but are improving in range and durability, new DoE assessments indicate. And after 273,000 miles of service, hydrogen for the largest fuel cell bus fleet in the U.S. has been measured at 89% more efficient than diesel.

AC Transit’s Solar-Boosted Hydrogen

April 11, 2012 in Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

“This isn’t just rain, it’s fuel for more buses,” Proton Onsite chairman Tom Sullivan said April 10 as Oakland’s AC Transit dedicated a hydrogen fueling station in Emeryville, Calif. that will help support a dozen fuel cell buses and as many as 20 hydrogen cars per day.

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