DOE and DOT Release Fuel Cell Transit Bus Targets RFI
June 1, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation have issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from stakeholders and the research community on proposed technical and cost targets for fuel cell transit buses.
DOE and DOT are currently working to identify appropriate technical and cost targets for fuel cell transit buses. The targets represent values required to make fuel cell transit buses competitive with conventional transit buses. They are driven by market requirements and are not based on the operating parameters or constraints of specific technologies. Targets are generally set with industry and market input and help drive the research and development required for improvements in materials, designs, and systems. The proposed targets included in this RFI were developed in a preliminary round of stakeholder input, and further stakeholder input, including input from manufacturers and end users, is requested to refine the targets.