Fuel Cell Shuttle Buses Begin Service at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

12 Jun 2013

MBZ KIT Shuttle Bus

Two Mercedes-Benz Citaro fuel cell buses are to begin servicing a shuttle route for the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany following the inauguration of a hydrogen refuelling station at the institute’s North campus on the 11th June. The fifteen kilometre route links the North, South and East campuses with services every 30 minutes.

The buses feature the same fuel cell stacks as found in the Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL fuel cell car, hybridised with a 27 kWh lithium-ion battery. The latest generation of the bus uses 50% less hydrogen than its predecessor, and as such it has been possible to reduce the number of storage cylinders from nine to seven for a total of 35 kg of hydrogen on board for a range of more than 300 kilometres.

 

Reference & images: Daimler AG


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