SunLine To Unveil Latest Zero Emissions Fuel Cell Bus

PALM DESERT, CA - From SunLine Transit Agency: SunLine Transit Agency has put into service a new zero emission bus that will have the capability to cover any route in its service territory – even with the air conditioner operating at maximum levels in the middle of the summer. The ceremony to launch this new bus and showcase its capacity will happen tomorrow, February 2nd, at SunLine Transit Agency at 10:30 a.m. – 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail in Thousand Palms. Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and others from California transit and funding partners involved will speak at this unveiling event.

With funding from the private sector, the Federal Transit Administration, and the California Energy Commission, SunLine Transit is unveiling a bus that will be powered by batteries. This electric bus varies from others in that it will have a small fuel cell on board to charge the battery and enable a 250-300-mile daily route. The only "emission" from the hydrogen fuel cell is water.

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