Delaware Automotive Fuel Cell Consortium

This project supports Phase 3 of the University of Delaware program that began in September 2005 to research, build, and demonstrate fuel cell powered hybrid vehicles for transit applications. The program is conducted by a team, known as the Delaware Automotive Fuel Cell Consortium. During Phases 1 and 2, the team gained valuable experience in fuel cell research, vehicle design, system modeling, vehicle fabrication and integration, and more. Phase 3 activities will continue to expand the team's state of knowledge of fuel cell vehicles in terms of implementation, operation, optimal design, energy management, etc., to ensure commercial success. Phase 3 aims to create a larger,"more typical" 30-foot transit vehicle equipped with a more powerful fuel cell, improved energy storage, new algorithms for control, and state of the art sensors for real-time performance evaluation. The Consortium has an extended team that consists of Ebus Incorporated and its fuel cell subcontractor, Ballard Incorporated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Fuel Cell Bus Program, Engineering of Rolling Stock and Equipment - Bus


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1699029.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Ricketson, Sean

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Delaware, Newark

    Department of Civil Engineering
    301 DuPont Hall
    Newark, DE  United States  19716
  • Principal Investigators:

    Prasad, Ajay

  • Start Date: 20070901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 13585

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01486832
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DE-04-7001.01
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2013 1:01AM