The Municipality of Turin (Italy) showed a wide interest in the introduction of innovative vehicles for public transport, in town area, based on clean technologies. ZEVs (Zero Emission Vehicles) having hydrogen as fuel stimulated the Municipality to propose a project aimed at introducing Fuel Cell (FC) based buses in daily urban transportation service. Italian Ministry of Environment and Piedmont Regional Council, in their programs to reduce environmental pollution and energy consumptions, financed the " Hydrogen Bus - Zero Emission Project". A Consortium was formed by GTT, Irisbus, Gruppo Sapio, CVA, ENEA and Ansaldo to carry out the project. A Hybrid Electric bus equipped with a PEM Fuel Cell was designed, carried out, and tested. Hybrid fuel cell bus passed approval test and got the permission to effect urban transit service. This paper reports the results of "on road" test performed along transit routes in Turin urban area with the FC bus simulating the real operating conditions. The results of the experience in terms of the fundamental performances of this vehicle (energy consumptions, reliability) are reported and a demonstration of how the experimental results can constitute a feedback to the design phase to improve the vehicle performances is also produced. The paper also shows that the FC hybrid bus is a useful and practicable idea that confirms many of its presuppositions and takes on an important role in the innovative zero emission vehicle technology. © EVS-22 Yokohama, Japan.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, EVS 2006 - , Japan|
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …
|Conference||22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, EVS 2006|
|Period||1/1/06 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Fuel Technology
- Automotive Engineering
Genovese, A., & Ragona, R. (2006). Hybrid fuel cell bus experience in Turin : On road" experimental results. Paper presented at 22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, EVS 2006, Japan.