M. Parsons Posted May 30, 2021 Report Share Posted May 30, 2021 From the Spring Capital Budget Adjustment is a proposal to test two hydrogen fuel cell buses, in conjunction with Strathcona County Transit, Calgary Transit, and the Bow Valley RTSC. ETS seems to be taking the lead on the bus purchase, and I gather the buses will be sent around during the testing phase to the other agencies. Funding would come from the existing bus capital funding profile. It looks like ETS's contribution would be the cost of two buses, about $1.26 million, with I gather the balance coming from grants. The expected cost per bus is $1.4 million. The grant sources appear to be Emissons Reduction Alberta, and Natural Resources Canada. Delivery is anticipated for mid 2022. There is an interesting comment that mentions hydrogen buses potentially not needing expensive infrastructure in the garage like electric buses do... Seems someone is already tossing electric buses under the bus. Apparently Alberta is a source of low cost, low carbon hydrogen. Buses will be sole sourced, presumably New Flyer. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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