APTS-PHILEAS: Clean- HighTech PT-system

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APTS-PHILEAS: Clean- HighTech PT-system. Phileas 18 m Fuel Cell Vehicles. VDL is a consortium of companies. 20 companies belong to the VDL Bus & Coach group Production in 2010:1,800 coaches & buses Turnover $ 600 million. VDL in the year 2010 79 companies Turnover $ 1,9 billion - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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VDL Groep*
VDL in the year 2010
79 companies
7,400 employees
Production in 2010: 1,800 coaches & buses
Turnover $ 600 million
alternative for tram systems (SIL 2 and SIL 4 level)
Available versions of the Phileas vehicle
Length: 60’, 80’ and 85’
Hybrid propulsion versions
Serial Hybrid trolley (Vossloh Kiepe)
Primove Induction 80‘ (Bombardier)
of Amsterdam and Cologne?
Innovative and futuristic design
lifetime > 20 year
All wheel steering
Independent wheel suspension
Maximum weight 27,000 kg
First 18 m Fuel Cell vehicle in the world!
Testing phase on the line
RVK Cologne:
Testing phase completed
Driving in service
Price fuel cell and hybrid system should go down
Life time has to raise; 12,000 hours means approximately $ 2,00/km; incl. hybrid $ 3.50/km. This will never affordable to the operators.
Lot of improvements made last years in size, costs, weight, etc. Still not enough! Maybe technology should be improved.
Very poor infrastructure of fuelling stations for H2.
The beginning of the end of iron rail in city transport
Thank you for