New Flyer partners Hexagon Purus for hydrogen buses

Both partners are trying to drive the energy transition and accelerate the adoption of clean transportation.

Hexagon Purus has been selected as a partner for the second year in a row by North America’s largest mass mobility solutions provider, New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Canada ULC.

Hexagon Purus will supply high-pressure hydrogen storage cylinders for New Flyer’s zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ hydrogen fuel cell electric transit buses in 2022. The total contract value is approximately US$ 2 million (around NOK 18 million).

New Flyer plays an active leadership role in zero-emission transportation in North America, putting sustainable buses and infrastructure in place in cities across the US and Canada. Both companies have been working together since 2015. In 2021, Hexagon Purus delivered hydrogen cylinders/systems for nearly 30 New Flyer fuel cell buses.

The Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ is equipped with Hexagon Purus’ lightweight Type 4 hydrogen storage cylinders, enabling a driving range of up to 350 miles/560 km on a single refuelling.

Hexagon Purus’ hydrogen cylinders are produced for medium and heavy-duty fuel cell vehicles and certified in North America and Europe.

The cylinders store hydrogen at 350 bar and are specially designed for fuel cell buses. The cylinders are manufactured at Hexagon Purus’ North American production facility in Maryland. Delivery of the high-pressure hydrogen tanks to New Flyer will commence in Q1 2022.

Ben Wood, VP at New Flyer “With over 50 years of experience manufacturing zero-emission transit buses, our Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus is a game-changer for North American operators.”

Jim Harris, VP at Hexagon Purus, “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.”

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: 02081237815
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