|In Summer 2010, the bus was delivered to Columbia, SC for demonstration. The City of Columbia provided a hydrogen fueling station for the bus to use and Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) provided a location for vehicle maintenance.
Demonstration time for the bus was split between CMRTA and the University of South Carolina. Beginning on June 2, 2010, the bus ran CMRTA’s Rose Hill route. In August the bus started running a route around the University of South Carolina campus. Between August 16th and November 30, 2010, the bus accumulated 2,947 miles and used 399.7 kilograms of hydrogen.
Once Phase I ended, the bus went back to the Proterra facility in Greenville, South Carolina for upgrades to the transmission, battery management system, and DC-DC converters. The bus was then delivered to Austin, Texas for Phase II of the demonstration. For more information about the Austin demonstration, please click here.
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