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Coaches with hydrogen fuel cell powertrains for regional and long-distance passenger transport with energy optimized powertrains and cost optimized design – “CoacHyfied”

Deliverables

Interface definition

Definition of fluid and communication interfaces of the fuel cell electric power train

Storage technology assessment

The reports give an overview of available hydrogen storage concepts and recommendations regarding the application in coaches for different driving ranges

Operational context analysis

This report contains an overview of the regulatory framework the operational barriers the existing solutions and the expected technologicalmarket trends for FC coaches in Europe

Technical characteristics and performance for FC electric regional and long-distance coaches.

Technical specification of FC electric regional and longdistance coach according to the operational situation around Europe that would be suitable for existing fleet substitution

State-of-health indicators

Identification of generic stateofhealth indicators of fuel cell system and tank system

Analysis of existing market

Existing coach operators are using conventional fuelled vehicle units in order to secure the public intercity transportation By evaluating the costs per km a comparison of FC electric coach units will be made based on real life data that includes also the evaluation of used coach characteristics ie passengers capacity costs of fuel costs of maintenance

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