A 125kW Progen hydrogen fuel cell engine from Plug Power is coupled with the electric propulsion system from BAE Systems to create an effective and dependable emission-free solution.
Three hydrogen fuel cell buses in Rochester, New York, will use the Gen3 electric drive system from BAE Systems. The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transit Authority is making the change as part of its efforts to cut emissions from its fleet and minimize its carbon footprint.
A 125kW Progen hydrogen fuel cell engine from Plug Power is coupled with the electric propulsion system from BAE Systems to create an effective and dependable emission-free solution. Moreover, Plug Power will supply the project with the necessary fuelling infrastructure.
The Gen3 electric drive system from BAE Systems will be used for the first time in this order, which is for a hydrogen fuel cell bus. It is supported by the Low or No Emission Vehicle Grant Program of the Federal Transit Administration, which helps the transition to low- and zero-emission public transportation fleets.
Transit agencies looking to deploy fuel-cell electric buses have access to turnkey hydrogen solutions thanks to the partnership between Plug Power and BAE Systems. The transportation sector’s efforts to cut emissions and combat climate change have advanced thanks to this partnership.
The Gen3 Series-H system from BAE Systems, which includes an electric motor, an energy storage system, and modular power electronics, provides a cutting-edge and environmentally responsible means of transportation for buses. The newest technology increases electrical efficiency and increases the driving range of buses by using cutting-edge materials and lightweight, compact components. Its adaptable design enables a more straightforward method of system integration, resulting in best-in-class vehicle performance and power.
The Gen3 systems will be manufactured at the state-of-the-art BAE Systems factories in Endicott, New York, which now support over 1,300 high-tech employees in the region.