Two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses will be running in the Edmonton area – one will be operated by Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) and the other by Strathcona County Transit.

They will be easily identifiable with the neat blue/green decals representing hydrogen molecules. A CTV News story said that it may be summer before the buses are in service.

This is part of a $9.8 million pilot project called the Alberta Zero Emission Hydrogen Transit (AZEHT) initiative.

These buses are manufactured by New Flyer Industries and are the XHE40 model.

There are similar buses operating in the United States – a listing of operators can be found on the Canadian Public Transit Discussion Board (CPTDB) Wiki page. The City of Edmonton states that it will be the first in Canada to run both hydrogen fuel cell electric buses and battery electric buses.

Check out ETS’s video below:

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