Air Products and New Flyer Tour Cities in Oregon to Demonstrate the Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Technology

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LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Air Products (NYSE:APD) and New Flyer of America Inc. continued its tour of the Northwest United States (U.S.) at the end of March, visiting two cities in Oregon to demonstrate the benefits of fuel cell electric buses powered with Air Products' hydrogen.

As part of the demonstration, Sunline Transit Agency in Thousand Palms, California provided a New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ from its fleet of hydrogen buses to showcase the benefits of hydrogen in transit. The Oregon-leg of the tour began in Portland where a local transit agency observed the bus being fueled using an Air Products' mobile fueling station. As part of the demonstration, the transit team received training on how to fuel the bus, then drove the bus on its regular route to get first-hand experience of how the vehicle performed under real-world conditions. Air Products and New Flyer later made a similar stop in Eugene, Oregon.

The stops in Oregon followed a week of similar demonstrations in Washington State. Oregon and Washington are among several states that have taken steps to encourage public transportation providers to transition from traditional gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles to low- or no-emission fleets. Hydrogen fuel cell bus technology provides transit agencies with a proven, efficient alternative for a zero emissions fleet ...

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