Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Council Formed in the US

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Council has formally launched in the US to promote hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses and advance their deployment in public transit.

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Council is a first-of-its-kind national coalition of public transit agencies, manufacturers and suppliers who will work together to promote the use of hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses within the US. The council aims to put forward the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses, as well as the related infrastructure to policymakers, regulators, and transportation stakeholders.

The HFC Bus Council has formed at a time when the US is investing heavily in public transit and agencies across the nation are committing to transitioning to bus fleets that are zero-emission at the point of use. The council therefore hopes that this momentum will help expand the use of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, and create additional market opportunities for advancing hydrogen fuel cell technology across public transit services.

Karl Gnadt, HFC Bus Council Board President and Managing Director, said:

“I’m proud to be serving on the Founding Board of this organisation, working to educate government officials and my colleagues in the transit industry on the viable and scalable zero emission solution that is hydrogen fuel cell technology.”

The founding members of the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Council include NFI, MTD, SunLine Transit Agency, Foothill Transit, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, Utah Transit Authority, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, Interurban Transit Partnership, Intercity Transit, Sangamon Mass Transit District, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, ENC, Hexagon Purus, Trillium Energy Solutions, Ivys Energy Solutions, Ballard, and Nel Hydrogen.

Hydrogen SunLine bus
SunLine Transit in California is currently building a fleet entirely of hydrogen fuel cell buses
Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer, NFI, said:

“Fuel cell technology is a proven path to extended-range zero-emission mobility, and we are on the cusp of accelerating its deployment and delivering immediate greenhouse gas reduction, cleaner air, and quiet transportation. Through leveraging a public-private approach, the HFC Bus Council brings the best of all worlds together in educating stakeholders on fuel cell technology, advocating for funding, and sharing key learnings from deployments across America. NFI has been a fuel cell leader for over a decade, and the more momentum we build together, the healthier our communities are.”

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