New Flyer selects Hexagon Purus to provide American-made H2-Storage Cylinders for Fuel-Cell Buses
New Flyer of America and New Flyer Canada have selected Hexagon Purus as their partner for the second consecutive year to supply high-pressure hydrogen storage cylinders for the zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE H2 hydrogen fuel cell electric transit buses.
Hexagon Purus will supply its lightweight Type 4 hydrogen storage cylinders for New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE H2 that can drive up to 350 miles/560 km on a single refueling. The cylinders can store hydrogen at 350 bar and are certified for use in North America and Europe. The firm will manufacture these cylinders at its Maryland production facility.
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Ben Wood, Vice President Supply Management at New Flyer, said, “With over 50 years of experience manufacturing zero-emission transit buses, our Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus is a game changer for North American operators. Not only does it reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it also delivers extended range, fast fill times, and no reduction in performance from beginning to end of life.”
Hexagon Purus has already delivered hydrogen cylinders/systems for approximately 30 of the New Flyer’s fuel cell buses.
“New Flyer and Hexagon Purus share a common vision and purpose - to drive the energy transition and accelerate the adoption of clean transportation. The zero-emission momentum created by New Flyer is undeniable,” explained Jim Harris, Vice President LDC North America Operations, Hexagon Purus. “Hexagon Purus and New Flyer have been working together since 2015. We are proud to enable the company’s long-range hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses and we look forward to continuing to support the expansion of New Flyer’s carbon-free footprint in North America.”