The Grant Farm congratulates its client CALSTART and their partners US Hybrid Corporation, CSU Los Angeles and Sunline Transit for H2Ride Hydrogen Shuttle Bus Demonstration Project. Yesterday, the H2Ride Demonstration was identified for funding by the California Energy Commission.
CALSTART, US Hybrid Corporation, California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), and SunLine Transit (SunLine) have partnered to execute the HRideTM Hydrogen Shuttle Bus Demonstration Project. The project partners will build and demonstrate four (4) high-performance hydrogen fuel cell shuttle buses that will provide zero-emission shuttle service in Disadvantaged Communities in eastern Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley.
US Hybrid’s near-commercial HRideTM shuttle buses are fully developed and operational. The shuttle buses will be implemented in two configurations: a) SunLine will demonstrate two HRideTM 32 buses, a 32-foot, 29-seat shuttle with a range up to 200 miles on 20 kg of H and b) CSULA will demonstrate two HRideTM 30 buses, a 25-seat shuttle with a range up to 125 miles on 10 kg of H.
The goals of the Project are to (1) Demonstrate 4 zero emission HRide™ fuel cell shuttle buses on real-world transit routes in Disadvantaged Communities in eastern Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley; (2) Rigorously test the demonstrated technology and gather robust data on the performance and efficacy of the technology; (3) Analyze the collected data to gain a deeper understanding of the fuel economy, reliability, and user feedback of demonstrated technology in order to inform the marketplace and ultimately speed up the rate of market adoption; and (4) Advance the state of the technology to market by breaking down barriers to commercialization. Objectives are detailed in the Scope of work, but generally include demonstration of the proposed zero-emissions shuttle buses; demonstrating hydrogen as an alternative transportation fuel; data gathering and analysis; and supporting commercialization and technology transfer.