Coppe implements a hybrid electric-hydrogen bus for testing in urban environments

Planeta COPPE / Energy / Low Carbon / Metallurgical and Materials Engineering / Transport Engineering / News

Date: 12/04/2024

The researchers at the Coppe/UFRJ Hydrogen Laboratory (LABH2) welcomed, last Wednesday, April 10, a delegation from the Local Government of Maricá and discussed the details of the hybrid electric-hydrogen bus and its implementation in the city of Maricá. This vehicle was developed in partnership with Coppe and the company Tracel Industrial.

Led by the Undersecretary for Economic Development of Maricá, Magnun Amado, and the Director of Innovation and Science at the Maricá Institute of Science, Technology, and Innovation (ICTIM), Ciro Torres, the delegation also visited Coppe’s laboratory facilities and traveled around the Cidade Universitária campus aboard the vehicle that will be traveling in Maricá over the next few months during the real-world testing period.

Brazilian and French companies have already shown their interest in manufacturing the vehicle. Last month, during the 8th Brazil-France Economic Forum, the Secretary for Economic Development of Maricá, Igor Sardinha, and the coordinator of LABH2, Professor Paulo Emílio Valadão de Miranda, signed a memorandum of understanding with the president of the French company HYFIT, Bertrand Ciavaldini, and the director of the Brazilian company Ydrogenio, Pedro Henrique Kool Monteiro, expressing the interest of these companies in the industrialization of hybrid electric-hydrogen buses in Maricá.

  • Electric-Hydrogen Bus
  • Sustainable Mobility