Brazil Launches Bus Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAO PAULO (AP) - Sao Paulo state officials have launched what they say is Latin America's first passenger bus with an electric engine powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

Gov. Jose Serra says the bus will start test runs on the streets of South America's biggest city in August and will be joined by three similarly powered vehicles next year.

In a fuel cell, hydrogen reacts with oxygen to produce electricity and water.

"Brazil is one of five countries in the world that have mastered this technology and that has developed a hydrogen-powered bus," Serra said at Wednesday's launching ceremony. Among the others are the U.S. and China.

The state government has not provided information regarding investment or future production plans.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 49638757 -
Gray Television, Inc.