Alexander Dennis says that its next generation double-deck hydrogen bus will deliver a zero-emission range of up to 300 miles. It will be powered by a Ballard fuel cell power module through a Voith Electrical Drive System.
Designed and built in Britain, ADL’s second-generation hydrogen double-decker, which is being developed under the project name H2.0, is expected to be on the road before the end of the year.
The Voith Electrical Drive System boosts energy regeneration during the braking phase and delivers increased efficiency that is further enhanced by advanced thermal management which uses excess heat from the fuel cells and driveline to heat the saloon, minimising additional power requirement.
“H2.0 is going to be a milestone for zero emission technology with unrivalled efficiency that gives a class-leading range, perfect for high mileage routes that battery technology doesn’t cover,” says ADL president & managing director Paul Davies.