Toyota is providing fuel cell hybrid-electric buses to shuttle visitors between the two expo sites of the 2005 Aichi World Exposition, which opens March 25.
The bus, developed with Hino (a Toyota subsidiary—earlier post) will travel 4.4 kilometers between the Nagatuke and Seto areas.
The FCHV-BUS2 fuel cell hybrids use twin fuel cell stacks combined with a version of Toyota’s THS-II hybrid drive and management systems (used in the Prius).
Toyota has had this type of bus in very limited service since 2002 on select routes in Tokyo.
|Fuel Cell||Name||Toyota FC Stack|
|Output (kW)||90 x 2|
|Maximum Output (kW / HP)||80 / 107 x 2|
|Maximum torque (Nm / lb-ft)||260 / 192 x 2|
|Maximum pressure (psi)||5,000|
|Performance||Max range (km / miles)||250 / 155|
|Maximum Speed (km/h / mph)||80 / 50|