Zero-emission Transit Vehicles Are a Positive Step Forward

October 4, 2021

The North County Transit District recently received funding to construct a hydrogen fueling station. The station is a critical piece of infrastructure needed to meet a state mandate that transit agencies advance plans to place zero-emission vehicles into service.

Transit agencies executing zero-emission vehicle strategies manage many challenges implementing these new technologies while maintaining cost efficiency and providing reliable service.

Hydrogen vehicles meet state zero-emission vehicle requirements for transit agencies and most closely match NCTD’s operating requirement that buses remain in service for up to 300 miles without requiring refueling. NCTD is also placing battery electric vehicles into service in early 2022. While battery electric vehicles are viable for shorter routes, the current technology does not have the range or reliability to meet all of NCTD’s operational requirements.

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