BC TRANSIT TAKE DELIVERY OF FIRST FUEL CELL BUS FOR WHISTLER WINTER GAMES
9th October 2009
The first bus of what will become the world’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses has been delivered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 20 hydrogen fuel cell buses will be in operation as part of the BC Transit bus fleet in Whistler during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and beyond.
‘The arrival of ‘Bus 1’ of the hydrogen fuel cell bus is a major step forward, as we work to build a Hydrogen Highway that stretches from Whistler to Victoria and beyond,’ says BC Premier Gordon Campbell. ‘This fleet will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1800 tonnes per year in BC and – when the world comes to our province in 2010 – it will showcase British Columbia’s expertise in cutting-edge hydrogen and fuel cell technology to the world.’
The development of a hydrogen bus fleet is part of BC’s commitment to fuel cell technologies, and the Hydrogen Highway is part of the province’s overall plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020.
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