BAE Systems Technology to Power GILLIG’s Hydrogen Buses

BAE Systems has announced the details of its electric drive technology that will power GILLIG’s new hydrogen fuel cell transit buses.

The company will provide its Gen3 propulsion and power management system for the zero-emission heavy-duty transit buses, which will be sold to customers across the US.

GILLIG expands zero-emission lineup with introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric bus
GILLIG expands zero-emission lineup with introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric bus
Rob Dykema, director of North American Transit Accounts for Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems said:

“We are excited to collaborate with GILLIG to bring cleaner air to cities and towns with zero-emission bus innovation. Our components will provide highly efficient operation, and we look forward to increasing sustainable options for fleets through clean hydrogen technology.”

BAE Systems’ Gen3 solution includes an electric motor, energy storage system, and modular power electronics.

The Modular Power Control System (MPCS) and Modular Accessory Power System (MAPS) use lightweight components to enhance efficiency and reliability.

The systems include advanced materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) to enhance heat management and power density. This improves electrical efficiency for optimal vehicle range and performance.

The company’s latest technology also has a compact design that uses fewer parts, making it highly reliable and easier to service and maintain.

Ben Grunat, GILLIG’s Vice President of Product Planning & Strategy said:

“GILLIG has consistently focused on integrating leading-edge and reliable technology into our buses, and our ongoing collaboration with BAE Systems is a testament to this commitment. The proven performance of BAE Systems’ drive systems in our hybrid buses has given us tremendous confidence in their technology. We are excited to integrate their advanced Gen3 electric drive into our new hydrogen fuel cell buses, further committing to the delivery of environmentally friendly, reliable, and innovative transit solutions across America.”

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