About National Fuel Cell Bus Program

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Compound Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus in San Francisco, CA
Compound Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus in San Francisco, CA  

The National Fuel Cell Bus Program is a cooperative initiative between government and industry to advance the commercialization of fuel cell technology in U.S. transit buses. Over $60 million have been awarded to date for competitively selected projects, while industry has provided over $60 million in additional private commitments. The following diagram summarizes the life cycle of projects under the National Fuel Cell Bus Program.

 National Fuel Cell Bus Program Life Cycle
National Fuel Cell Bus Program Life Cycle

This program primarily focuses the commercialization of full-size, heavy-duty fuel cell transit buses through advancing fuel cell bus technologies. Goals include:

  • Facilitating the development of commercially viable fuel cell bus technologies
  • Improving transit bus efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption
  • Reducing transit bus emissions
  • Establishing a globally competitive U.S. industry for fuel cell bus technologies
  • Increasing public awareness and acceptance of fuel cell vehicles

 

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National Fuel Cell Bus Program
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