Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power Proving Efficient for Yorkshire Emergency Response Vehicles

22 Feb 2012

Source: Renewable Energy Focus

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) in the UK installed a fuel cell in one of its rapid response vehicles at the beginning of 2011, to save fuel costs and reduce its carbon footprint. The trial has been so successful that YAS intends to fit fuel cell units into 103 rapid response vehicles (RRVs) with its next order. The installation is projected to save YAS about £17 000 per RRV based on a three-year vehicle life, and up to 10 tonnes of carbon per year.

Antares (Europe) Ltd designs, builds and supplies auxiliary electrical power systems. It provided YAS with EFOY Pro 2200 direct methanol fuel cells produced by German-based SFC Energy, as well as M10 methanol fuel canisters, to provide battery charging between calls.

Read the full article at www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/24001/fuel-cell-auxiliary-power-proving-efficient-for-yorkshire-emergency-response-vehicles/

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