NAVC signs fuel cell bus project contracts

The Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium (NAVC) announced the start of six new projects with the signing of contracts with the Federal Transit Administration as part of the National Fuel Cell Bus Program. NAVC, in a competitive solicitation, won the most programs in the nation.

New projects under contract with NAVC are:

  • UTC Power-CT. It will develop four zero-emission fuel cell-powered hybrid electric buses using the most advanced technology from UTC Power and test them with partner CTTRANSIT, which is already operating a transit bus equipped with a UTC Power fuel cell.

  • GE Research-NY. The goal over the four-year project is to build and demonstrate a transit bus that operates at lower cost than conventional fuel cell buses by advancing energy storage components and developing control techniques to manage fuel cell output using hybrid energy storage systems.

  • New York Power Authority-NY. NYPA will be the lead on the program, providing cost share, which includes a large hydrogen infrastructure program.

  • Nuvera-MA. The program will design one 40-foot, hydrogen-powered fuel cell bus and one natural gas based hydrogen refueling station at the Logan International Airport in Boston MA.

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