Environmentally Friendly, Efficient Electric Motion

3EMOTION
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
FP7
Call for proposals: 
2013
Application area: 
Transport and refuelling infrastructure
Logo: 

The 3EMOTION project will provide policymakers and financing institutions with the necessary arguments to invest in Fuel Cell Buses (FCB) as a cost effective strategy to accelerate the reduction of harmful local emissions while offering attractive co-modality options for commuters. By leveraging the experiences of earlier FCB demonstrations in overcoming the last technical and economic barriers, as well as significantly increasing the number of bus operators involved with FCBs, the project will support the achievements anticipated in the upcoming FCH-JU Bus Commercialisation Study, 2014. More specifically, the project will:

  • Lower H2 consumption for FCB’s to less than 9kg/100km (a 30% improvement over the FCH JU targets)
  • Integrate latest drive train, fuel cells & battery technologies to lower the TCO and increase their actual lifetime
  • Ensure Availability >90% without the need of permanent technical support, a major advance compared to that achieved under current FCH-JU projects
  • Increase warranties (>15,000 hours) and improved delivery times of key components
  • Reduce bus investment costs to 850K€ for a 13m bus (a reduction of 35% over the current generation of vehicles)

A pan-European consortium of public & private actors will achieve these challenging targets and objectives by:

  • Operating 27 FCB in 5 leading EU cities: London, Rome, Flanders, Rotterdam, Cherbourg (6 already existing)
  • Developing 3 new Hydrogen Refuelling Station (HRS)
  • Conducting an evaluation assessment of the use of FCB & HRS (environment, economic, social) using the existing MAF
  • Identifying the transferability model for accelerating the commercialisation of FCB’s in the EU by comparing their latest performances with conventional/alternative technologies
  • Consolidating and extending the network of H2 Bus Centres of Excellence to the project sites, in collaboration with the H2 Bus Alliance Global H2 Bus Platform and UITP.
Project details
Project reference: 
633174
Topic: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.1: Large-scale demonstration of road vehicles and refuelling infrastructure VI
Project type: 
Demonstration
Contract type: 
Collaborative Project
Start date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
End date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Duration: 
60 months
Project cost: 
€ 41,891,578.80
Project funding: 
€ 14,999,983.00
Coordinator: 

VAN HOOL N.V., Belgium

Contact: 
Flip Bamelis
Other participating organisations: 
Organisation Country
DANTHERM POWER A.S DK
AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SA FR
COMPAGNIA TRASPORTI LAZIALI IT
COMMUNE DE CHERBOURG--EN-CONTENTIN FR
COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES FR
REGIONE LAZIO IT
Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn BE
Provincie Zuid-Holland NL
LONDON BUS SERVICES LIMITED UK
ROTTERDAMSE ELEKTRISCHE TRAM NV NL
WaterstofNet vzw BE
FIT CONSULTING SRL IT
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA IT
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