The hydrogen-cell bus, which was tested in Debrecen in January as part of a HUMDA pilot project, ran almost 4,000 kilometres. The experience was positive both from passengers and the transport company. The zero-emission vehicle is also easy to operate.

The difference compared to electric buses is that the vehicle stores the energy needed for propulsion in hydrogen tanks and the fuel cell converts the hydrogen into electricity to power the bus.

“The consumption experience showed 8-10 kilograms per 100 kilometres for the vehicle. This means that the vehicle can deliver the theoretical range of 400 kilometres. Which was easier compared to charging an electric bus, meaning that the charging time was much less, about the same as charging a diesel bus. It’s a much simpler way,” CEO of DKV Ltd. Szabolcs Tóth said.

The bus will be tested in several cities across the country over the next year, including Győr, Kecskemét and Miskolc. The aim is to gather operational experience in different weather and terrain conditions. The hydrogen fuel cell bus will also return to Debrecen, where it will be tested again for a month in the summer.

Source: dehir.hu

Author: Debrecen4U