Hydrogen-powered buses continue to grow in popularity around the world

Hydrogen-powered buses continue to grow in popularity around the world

June 11, 2012 0 By Angie Bergenson
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PostAuto shows the viability of fuel cell buses

Last month, PostAuto Schweiz AG, a public transportation company, became the first transportation services firm in Switzerland to employ hydrogen powered buses. The company enlisted five Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCell buses, which are currently being operated in the Brugg region. Hydrogen powered buses have become a popular option for public transportation due to the efficient nature of fuel cells. Though considered a costly venture, hydrogen-powered buses continue to attract attention around the world.

Daimler continues to improve its buses with new fuel cell and storage technologies

Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, has become enamored with hydrogen fuel cells. The company has made strides in developing efficient and powerful fuel cell energy systems and establishing a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure capable of supporting new vehicles. The company’s Daimler Buses division has been a powerful force behind the growth of hydrogen-powered buses. Daimler Buses has built some of the most cutting-edge buses that are currently available. Equipped with more efficient and highly durable hydrogen storage tanks, these buses are capable of operating for excessive periods of time before needing to be refueled.

Perth may be new home for hydrogen-powered buses

Australia has begun showing interest in adopting hydrogen-powered buses for the sake of public transportation recently. The city of Perth, in particular, may soon become home to a sleuth of Daimler buses in the near future. The city’s transportation planners have expressed interest in making use of hydrogen-powered buses, citing economic and environmental factors as driving forces behind the tentative initiative.

Transportation and hydrogen fuel continue to blend together

Hydrogen fuel cells continue to make waves in the world of transportation, both public and otherwise. The auto industry has shown a great deal of support for fuel cells, claiming them to be the future of transportation. Hydrogen-powered buses have become the flagships of alternative energy public transportation due to their efficiency and performance. As fuel cell technology continues to evolve, it is expected that hydrogen will become a common staple in public transportation.