Hydrogen fuel cell busses 6x more expensive per mile than battery electric.

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  1. gooki

    gooki Well-Known Member

    French City Cancels Hydrogen Bus Contract, Opts For Electric Buses.

    The public transit agency for the city of Montpellier, on the southern coast of France between Toulouse and Marseilles, has cancelled a contract to procure 51 new buses powered by hydrogen fuel cells, citing concerns about their cost of operation.

    Specifically, the city calculates it would cost them 95 cents per kilometer for the hydrogen fueled buses versus 15 cents per kilometer for battery-powered buses. In addition, the cost of the fuel cell-powered buses was between €150,000 and €200,000 more than the cost of battery-powered buses.

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    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    My rule of thumb has been a 3x cost difference but 95/15 ~= 6.3x more. Wow!

    Bob Wilson

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