Bus Applications




Zero-Emission Buses

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Zero emission buses are expected to dominate the future of public transport. Fuel cell electric buses convert stored hydrogen to electricity with only water vapour as a by-product so are zero emission in operation. Using hydrogen produced from renewable sources can make them very low carbon too. Hydrogen has high energy density so these buses can have long range without adding weight to the vehicle and compromising on performance or passenger carrying capacity. All together this means that hydrogen fuel cell buses are a great option for larger vehicles and longer routes without any compromise between carbon emissions and air quality.

Arcola Energy has developed an integrated and optimised hybrid powertrain for buses, providing manufacturers with complete system design and integration supply with whole life-cycle service and support focused on quality, safety and compliance. We are UK leaders in market creation for hydrogen and fuel cells, working collaboratively with an international network of suppliers, partners and clients. 

Arcola Energy is working as a powertrain developer, integrator and Tier 1 supplier to some of the biggest bus manufacturing companies in the world including Optare, part of Ashok Leyland. We are always looking for opportunities for product innovation that allows us to expand our portfolio both in the UK and abroad. 



Vehicle Integration & Homologation

Converting vehicles to hydrogen technologies is particularly attractive for fleets with defined routes and a ‘return-to-base’ strategy to optimise the deployment of refuelling infrastructure. 

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Zero-Emission Powertrain Development

At the design stage, Arcola has leading capability and real-world experience in the technology, performance, integration, safety and compliance factors in developing zero-emission vehicles.

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Powertrain Modelling and Vehicle Design

Arcola's powertrain modelling allows us to We define and interrogate fuel cell and battery sizing, heat recovery and power management strategies against real vehicle duty cycles with the modelling already validated against on-road performance. 

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