Fuel cell bus
Two fuel cell buses are in service in Amsterdam. The buses
run as part of the normal service on route 22. The knowledge and experience gained by GVB from this technology is useful for future developments on clean air and sustainability. Everyone involved can learn from this experience.
This bus is a hybrid fuel cell bus. It means that the bus can use hydrogen as an energy source and also batteries. The fuel cells on board convert hydrogen into electricity. The bus is driven by an electrical motor.
An electric motor is quiet and emission free. It emits only water vapors and no particulate matter. This is important for the air quality in a large city such as Amsterdam.
A city bus has to accelerate and brake a lot. A new feature of this bus is the storage of energy in batteries and supercaps. If the bus brakes, the superfluous energy (electricty) is stored. Supercaps are condensers that can quickly store and release electricity.
The bus uses stored braking power to accelerate, which makes it extra economical from an energy perspective.
The guided tours will start in May. Acquaint yourself to the fullest with hydrogen cell and fuel cell technology and storage of electricity. Of course, you will get a ride in the bus as well. Register or make a date for a guided tour