Fuel Cell Buses in the Stockholm CUTE Project: First Experiences from a Climate Perspective
2005 (English)In: Journal of Power Sources, ISSN 0378-7753, E-ISSN 1873-2755, Vol. 145, no 2, 620-631 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper aims to share the first experiences and results from the operation of fuel cell buses in Stockholm within the Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE) project. The project encompasses implementation and evaluation of both a hydrogen fuel infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles in nine participating European cities. In total, 27 fuel cell buses, 3 in each city, are in revenue service for a period of 2 years.
The availability of the fuel cell buses has been better than expected, about 85% and initially high fuel consumption has been reduced to approximately 2.2 kg H-2/10 km corresponding to 7.51 diesel equivalents/10 km. Although no major breakdowns have occurred so far, a few cold climate-related issues did arise during the winter months in Stockholm.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 145, no 2, 620-631 p.
fuel cell bus; climate conditions; evaluation; auxiliary systems
Vehicle Engineering Chemical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4991DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2004.12.081ISI: 000231893300066ScopusID: 2-s2.0-23844507950OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-4991DiVA: diva2:7358
QC 201007212005-03-072005-03-072016-05-18Bibliographically approved