June 18, 2014 - Chino, Calif.
SunLine Transit Agency of Thousand Palms, Calif. celebrated the unveiling of their 8th generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. The two ElDorado National 40-foot Axess model buses are powered primarily by zero emission producing Ballard FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell module. These heavy-duty transit buses will add to Sunline’s already robust fleet. Thanks to the reliability of the technology, Sunline’s fleet experiences less downtime and better performance than other public transportation providers.
Sunline Transit has long been a leader in the deployment of clean fuel technology in the United States. General Manager at SunLine Transit Agency, Lauren Skiver said, "SunLine demonstrated its commitment to the environment over 20 years ago by parking the diesel fleet and converting entirely to CNG. The Agency's innovative Board and talented team have continued that commitment and leadership with the acquisition of two eighth-generation, hydrogen fuel cell buses.”
At the ceremony two local students, Taylor Schlicht and Veida Kirby, were awarded for their bus wrap designs.