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2. REPORT DATE: June 2007

3. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED: Final Report June 2007

4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE: Fuel Cell Bus Life Cycle Cost Model: Base Case & Future Scenario Analysis

6. AUTHOR(S): Dana Lowell (principle),* William P. Chernicoff,** F. Scott Lian***

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7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES):
*MJ Bradley & Assoc., 1000 Elm St., 2nd Floor, Manchester, NH 03101
** US DOT-RITA, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590
*** US DOT-Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION: REPORT NUMBER DOT-T-07-01

9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES): U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration Office of Research Development and Technology

10. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY REPORT NUMBER: DOT-T-07-01

11. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES: None

12a. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT: This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161

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13. ABSTRACT (Maximum 200 words)

This report describes the results of a life cycle cost analysis conducted using a spread sheet-based Lifecycle Cost Model developed to allow the user to evaluate the differential costs of different transit bus propulsion technologies.

The model is set up to allow analysis of bus/technology types that operate on various liquid and gaseous fuels.The model includes six input worksheets into which the user is required to enter various fleet data assumptions, and four output worksheets which display the costs calculated by the model for the bus/technology types analyzed.

The user can chose up to eight different bus/technology types at a time for analysis, organized by fuel type. The model allows simultaneous analysis of two different bus types operating on each of two different liquid fuels and two different bus types operating on each of two different gaseous fuels.

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14. SUBJECT TERMS: Hydrogen, fuel cell, cost analysis, life cycle analysis, financial forecasting, cost model

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