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Development of Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus
Published May 21, 2003 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
In collaboration with HINO Motors, Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation has developed the ""FCHV-BUS2,?? a non-step fuel cell-powered hybrid bus that runs on high-pressure hydrogen. In order to improve the vehicle efficiency, the optimal electric power distribution system between the fuel cell and the secondary batteries was proposed in addition to the use of energy regenerated during braking. Consequently, the vehicle efficiency of FCHV-BUS2 became approximately double the performance of diesel engine-powered bus.