Dual Variable Output Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Validation Testing and Demonstration (Proterra Bus) Project

Under the National Fuel Cell Bus Program, the Center for Transportation and the Environment is conducting the Dual Variable Output Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Validation Testing and Demonstration (Proterra Bus) project. This project is demonstrating an innovative fuel cell system, using two 16kW fuel cell stacks packaged into a single 32kW operating system. The dual variable output configuration operates the two cell stacks in parallel during times of high load demand, and individually when less power is required, automatically alternating stack usage under normal conditions. The expected result could extend combined fuel cell stack life up to 75 percent. The battery dominant hybrid-electric bus is an innovative composite design developed by Proterra, LLC (formerly Mobile Energy Solutions). This design adopts modular elements allowing bus components to be updated quickly and easily. The bus uses advanced lithium-titanate batteries.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Fuel Cell Bus Program

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $453120.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    GA-04-7002-03

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Ricketson, Sean

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation and the Environment

    730 Peachtree Street
    Suite 330
    Atlanta, Georgia  United States  30308
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hanlin, Jason

  • Start Date: 20090801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120901
  • Source Data: RiP Project 24242

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01486039
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: GA-04-7002-03
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2013 1:01AM