ElDorado National California (ENC), an industry leader in designing and manufacturing zero-emission buses, now offers a more sustainable choice in the bus industry, the Axess-FC. The Axess-FC was the first hybrid fuel cell bus to complete the rigorous testing that simulates 500,000 miles of service over 12 years at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center. The Axess-FC is also the only hybrid fuel cell bus that is certified for 3-point seat belts.
The Axess-FC is a 1:1 replacement for conventional buses. Fueled by hydrogen, the only emission coming from the tailpipe is water. It can refuel in 10 to 15 minutes and has a range of over 250 miles. This means there is no need to increase fleet size or adapt routes, and the quick refueling allows fuel-cell buses to flow along with conventionally-fueled buses.
ENC has been working with hybrid diesel and CNG technology for over 25 years and delivered its first hybrid fuel cell bus back in 2014. Axess-FC buses are in cities from coast to coast and to date have logged over 1 million transit service miles. ENC is pioneering innovative world-class transportation which evolves with and enhances the quality of life of its users and the communities in which they live and travel; a perfect example of REV Group’s commitment to sustainability in action.
You can also visit the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center to learn more about the testing process.