Based on experiences with fuel cell buses for the American
market, Van Hool has developed the first European hybrid
fuel cell bus with the same passenger capacity as a diesel
bus and with all modern comfort.
Tests throughout Europe have proven the reliability of this
A330 Fuel Cell
A PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cell is a device in which hydrogen protons pass through a membrane that the electrons cannot. The electrons must instead leave the cell through an external circuit, creating electricity. There are no harmful emissions, and the only byproduct is water vapor. A fuel cell has no moving parts that cause friction. Hence, unlike common internal combustion engines, a fuel cell does not produce any noise. When using renewable energy sources to produce hydrogen, a fuel cell can be one of the most environmentally-friendly means of producing traction power.