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CEC Funds eVehicle, Fuel Cell Projects

July 14, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More than $10 Million for Demonstrations in Disadvantaged Areas

The California Energy Commission has approved more than $10 million in grants for four electric-drive vehicle projects including a zero emission fuel-cell truck to transport shipping containers, and battery-electric school buses.
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Hydrogenics Goes Heavy with Celerity

October 20, 2014 in Electric Drive, Hydrogen, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Low-Pressure Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for Buses and Trucks

Canada’s Hydrogenics has unveiled 60-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cell system, dubbed “Celerity,” it says will help accelerate the commercialization of zero emission vehicles by reducing the time and cost needed to integrate fuel cells into a medium or heavy duty vehicle’s drivetrain. updated October 21

“With Celerity, Hydrogenics can offer previously-unavailable installation options that directly reduce the cost of vehicle ownership,” the company says. It’s said to be the first off-the-shelf, bundled fuel cell drive system on the market, designed to dramatically reduce the engineering needed to integrate fuel cell power with a factory driveline.

Hydrogenics’ new Celerity and CelerityPlus hydrogen fuel cell systems feature ‘an all-in design including optimal voltage and form factor configurations for swift integration into medium and heavy duty buses and trucks without the need for voltage conversion packages,’ the manufacturer says.

Hydrogenics’ new Celerity and CelerityPlus hydrogen fuel cell systems feature ‘an all-in design including optimal voltage and form factor configurations for swift integration into medium and heavy duty buses and trucks without the need for voltage conversion packages,’ the manufacturer says.

Celerity is based on Hydrogenics’ existing HyPM HD series of low-pressure, non-humidified fuel cell stacks. HyPM HD “negates the need for air compressors,” CTO Joe Cargnelli says in the Celerity announcement, “and our patented HD ‘dry-dry’ technology means our systems operate with non-humidified air and hydrogen.

‘Breakthroughs in Value and Reliability’

“Using a design approach that would have been technically and economically unfeasible with pressurized stacks, we have achieved breakthroughs in value and reliability,” Cargnelli said. “We believe that progressive fleet operators with GHG reduction commitments will urge OEM suppliers to put Celerity to the test.”

Celerity features “an all-in design including optimal voltage and form factor configurations for swift integration into medium and heavy duty buses and trucks without the need for voltage conversion packages,” Hydrogenics says.

“We design and build with a client-facinmg mindset,” explains Hydrogenics’ Rob Del Core, business development director for fuel cell power systems. The result? “A fuel cell power system that is easy for the OEMs and integrators to install into a bus or truck, easy to service and easy to maintain.”

‘CelerityPlus’ with Siemens Elfa

“Within an IP rated enclosure,” the company says, “Celerity features include an advanced cold-weather package, achieving system storage capability at -40C and system start-up at -10C. Celerity also includes reverse current protection and a fully integrated air delivery blower to deliver the optimum air flow for low-pressure stack operation.”


Hydrogenics says that its enhanced option, CelerityPlus, “is the first fuel cell engine product to achieve an engine bay drop-in installation.”

CelerityPlus is designed to be used with the widely deployed Elfa electric drive from Siemens. “The bundled solution,” Hydrogenics says, “means that OEMs today can step up their pace of product development and manufacturing capabilities, leading to vehicle cost reductions that can accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell powered transportation.”

“We hope to see fleet demonstrations and deployments in 2015,” Del Core told F&F.


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Source: Hydrogenics with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

US Hybrid for Hawaii Hydrogen Plug-In Bus

June 30, 2014 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Multiple-Technology Vehicle Will Operate on The Big Island

US Hybrid reports a contract from HCATT, the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, to design, integrate, and deliver an H2Ride fuel cell plug-in shuttle bus for operation by the County of Hawaii Mass Transit Agency’s Hele-On Big Island bus service. updated July 1
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Ballard for Brazil and Norway Buses

January 14, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vancouver’s Ballard Power Systems (Toronto:BLD and NASDAQ:BLDP) reports deals to supply 25 of its FCvelocity HD6 hydrogen fuel cell power modules for buses for Sao Paulo, and 21 to Belgium’s Van Hool for buses for Norway. The combination “points to significant progress toward commercialization of zero-emission fuel cell buses in 2012,” Ballard president and CEO John Sheridan said in a release.
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