BAE Systems will provide ENC with its Gen3 product line solutions for ENC’s next-generation battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell transit buses. Those vehicles are set to be equipped, on the other hand, with Proterra battery systems.
ENC’s Axess Battery Electric Bus (EVO-BE) and Axess Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus (EVO-FC) will integrate BAE Systems’ Gen3 power inverters and electric motors for a common structural powertrain across both platforms. Using a modular design, BAE Systems’ Modular Power Control System (MPCS) and Modular Accessory Power System (MAPS) offer ENC the flexibility to have one common electric drive propulsion and accessory power management solution across both of its new zero emission transit bus offerings, BAE Systems highlights.
125 kW fuel cell for ENC hydrogen bus
Along with BAE Systems’ Gen3 hardware, ENC’s EVO-FC will feature a 125kW hydrogen fuel cell from Plug model ProGen (which is a high value, considering that most of the fuel cell buses for public transport today on market are equipped with 60 or 70 kW modules).
“BAE Systems and ENC have worked together for years to help cities improve air quality with electric bus solutions,” said Steve Trichka, vice president and general manager of Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our expanded collaboration now includes multiple zero-emission options, delivering efficient, proven, and clean transportation solutions for transit fleets.”
“We’re excited to collaborate with BAE Systems and provide our 125kW hydrogen fuel cell for their integrated electric drive system,” said Jose Luis Crespo, General Manager Fuel Cell Applications/Global Accounts at Plug. “Our proven ProGen fuel cells deliver the benefits of green hydrogen with a highly reliable zero-emission solution. Plug is working with BAE Systems to bring our technology into sustainable transit bus fleets”.