By 2035, Information Trends predicts that over 600,000 hydrogen fuel cell buses and minibuses will be in service.
The study, titled “Global Market for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses,” examines hydrogen buses and other modes of public transit.
Hydrogen buses have been the key driver of the fuel cell vehicle market, according to Information Trends President Naqi Jaffery. These buses were in use long before commercially available hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Mr. Jaffery explained that a city can deploy a complete fleet of buses by constructing a few of hydrogen stations. These buses require less fuel and can go greater distances. Additionally, they offer superior mobility due to their substantially reduced weight than battery-electric buses.
By deploying hydrogen in fuel cell buses, the technology’s benefits become self-evident, enhancing people’s comfort level, Mr. Jaffery explained. As these vehicles continue to gain societal acceptance, the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle ecosystem continues to grow.
Government laws requiring zero-emission vehicles are contributing to the expansion of hydrogen fuel cell buses in various nations, the study found. The deployment of these vehicles leads in a large reduction in pollution, which is a potential that municipal governments find incredibly appealing.
According to the report, hydrogen fuel cell buses are more expensive than battery-electric and diesel buses. However, hydrogen fuel cells have a higher energy density per mass unit than lithium-ion batteries or diesel fuel. Because fuel cell stacks are relatively light, they add little weight to the vehicle, which is critical for buses.
This report is part of a series on various elements of the hydrogen fuel cell car market published by Information Trends. Information Trends offers cheap subscription services to businesses interested in the hydrogen fuel cell car industry’s ongoing development.