26 May '12, 10pm

Switzerland welcomes fuel cell hybrid buses

Fuel cell vehicles are continuing to expand internationally – with Switzerland the latest country to welcome the technology. PostAuto Schweiz is the first company in the country to deploy fuel cell vehicles as part of public road transport. It has had five Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid models (pictured) on the road since late 2011 and now it plans to test the vehicles further over the next five years with the aim of saving around 2,000 tonnes of CO2 during the test phase. According to PostAuto, the routes around Brugg are ideal for fuel cell testing in terms of topography and routing – they offer a mix of village streets, country roads and city traffic. The Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid bus is seen as highly innovative with features such as: hybridisation with energy recovery and storage in lithium-ion batteries; electrified PTO units; advanced fuel cell units; and powerfu...

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