In Canada, Mobility & Innovation (M&I) has purchased an additional 10 fuel cell systems from Loop Energy to meet the growing demand for its hydrogen-electric city bus. The order sees Loop Energy progress to the Scale-Up Phase with a second bus manufacturer.
Upon delivery of the additional S300 (30 kW) fuel cell systems, Loop Energy will aim to support M&I in increasing the production of its 8-metre city bus and monitor operational performance. Previously, the two companies partnered to develop the prototype bus, complete field testing, and achieve EU homologation.
Following the launch in March 2022, M&I showcased the bus across various European markets. Throughout the tour, the bus demonstrated increased fuel efficiency, allowing it to achieve further range with less onboard fuel storage. This has been a standout feature for fleet operators looking for a zero-emissions solution to electrify transit bus fleets.