Burbank has been selected as a national test market for a new zero-emissions bus that uses a hydrogen fuel cell instead of a diesel or gas engine, according to BurbankBus, the city's transit service. The super-quiet, 67-passenger vehicle will be unveiled this spring, and then go into regular service—the first hydrogen bus on the West Coast. The bus that Al Gore dreams about "can travel 250 miles before needing to be recharged, runs at double the fuel economy of a diesel bus, and releases nothing but water from the engine exhaust." It can also be recharged—in a regular old outlet—in only six minutes while drivers take a pee break.
· BurbankBus [Official Site]