Hy-Drive Technology, was the company that was going to test their product on Mississauga Transit buses. It had been claimed that hydrogen fuel-injection technology would reduce emissions and lower operating costs.
I also had made a posting about this test on June 9, 2007. I had forgotten all about this new technology until I read Karem's post. I decide to do a follow up. I sent out a request for information to the City of Mississauga’s Customer Service and received one reply about the Hy-Drive testing.
Oakville Transit had also started a test of the Hy Drive system. We decided to wait to see Oakville's results. They provided information that did not indicate positive results from their evaluation. Based on this information we decided not to proceed with any testing of this product.It turned out that Oakville had three 2005 New Flyer D40LF buses retrofitted with Hy-Drive Technologies, for Hydrogen Clean Air Testing.
That is about all I am able to find out about the Hy-Drive test. An anonymous comment appeared on my blog and said there was a scathing report from Oakville Transit, to the City council, that stated, unequivocally, that the Hy-Drive units provided absolutely no benefit.
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