Electric Fuel wants to change the way America rides the bus.
A New Reality:
Electric Fuel Transportation Corp.’s revolutionary zinc-air fuel cell has made
zero-emission transportation a reality. Following an intensive development
program funded in part by the US Federal Transit Administration, EFTC has
introduced the first practical full-sized all-electric transit bus.
A single diesel-engine bus generates as much air pollution as 4,000 passenger
cars. In addition to the environmental damage associated with gasoline-run
vehicles, diesel exhaust poses a particular threat to human health, and has
been closely linked both to cancer and to an alarming increase in childhood
illnesses involving reduced lung function.
Electric Fuel offers mass transit planners a clean break from the problems
of conventional bus transportation. EFTC’s Zinc-Air system provides the
muscle behind zero-emission vehicles that meet all industry standards for
speed, range and acceleration — all at a price that competes with petroleum-
based fuel. Mounted into standard forty-foot city transit buses, EFTC’s fuel
cell system is the driving force behind tomorrow’s transportation.
And that’s a breath of fresh air.
The Zinc-Air Zero-Emission Electric Transit Bus
Electric Fuel Transportation Corp.
New York, NY 10012
Electric Fuel Ltd.
Western Industrial Park
PO Box 641
Bet Shemesh 99000, Israel
40-ft. NovaBus RTS transit bus
Seated Load Weight (SLW)
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
Drag and Tire Resistance Parameters (est.)
Rolling Resistance Coefficient
84 sq. ft.
All-Electric Hybrid Energy System
Zinc-Air Fuel Cell
Auxiliary Battery (Ni-Cd)
250V - 400V
99 kW for 3 min
56 kW continuous
125 kW peak