Fuel Cell Electric Buses:

An Attractive Value Proposition for Zero-Emission Buses in the United Kingdom

Fuel cell electric buses can provide operators with an affordable direct replacement of diesel buses with no compromise to service and operation.

In this document, we explore the benefits and costs of fuel cell electric buses along with hydrogen fuelling infrastructure options for fuel cell bus fleets.

Some benefits offered by fuel cell electric buses:

  • Affordability: superior cost of ownership vs. an all‐battery bus.
  • Operability: the same convenience as a diesel bus but with longer operating range and fuel efficiency.
  • Zero‐Emission Vehicles: quiet in operation and no toxic tailpipe exhaust emissions are produced (except for water vapour.)
Also included in this paper are two case studies on FCEB deployments in Aberdeen, Scotland and London, England.