NOW has released guidelines for operators interested in fuel cell bus technology (in German).
This comprehensive document covers the following aspects :
- What are fuel cell buses : concept and range
- Hydrogen infrastructure : hydrogen production (and potential sites to refuel), electrolysis, footprint, energy supply needs, urban planning, costs (CAPEX and OPEX)
- Operational aspects : refuelling, maintenance, adaptation of the bus depot, training of workforces
- Environmental impact on CO2 emissions, air pollution and noise
- Additional information : OEMs, social acceptance, infrastructure planning and permitting process