A well-known Winnipeg company will build the world's first fleet of Hydrogen buses under a $46 million contract awarded by B.C. Transit.
New Flyer Industries (TSE:NFI) will build the 20 green machines, promising delivery by the end of 2009. The fuel-cell powered, low-floor buses will have a top speed of 90 kilometres an hour and a range of 500 kilometres.
The zero-emission fleet will be based in Whistler, B.C.
The B.C. government, which has promised to cut the province's greenhouse gas emissions by one-third by 2020, says the hydrogen buses will be a visible part of public transportation during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Ballard Power Systems (TSE:BLD) of Burnaby will provide the fuel cell modules and Calgary's Dynetek Industries (TSE:DNK) will supply the hydrogen storage system.
After the games, the buses will become part of the standard BC transit fleet.
Aug 4, 2007
New green buses for Whistler Olympics
Posted by Andy at Saturday, August 04, 2007