Demonstration Project of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses and an Associated System for Hydrogen Supply in Mexico City, Phase I

Project Summary

The immediate objective of this proposal is to foster the development, manufacture and large-scale commercialization of hydrogen-fuel cell buses (HFCBs) in Mexico through the initial operation of a fleet of 10 fuel cell buses in Mexico City during a 5-year period. This project represents the first part of a two-Part project designed to test –under conditions of commercial operation– a zero emissions technological option for public transport in a dynamic metropolitan area situated at 2,200 meters above sea level. A total of 3,000,000 km of accumulated use will be gained by the end of the 5-year demonstration period.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
STE Electric Transport Service of Mexico City
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
339,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,078,800 USD
Co-financing Total
4,921,400 USD
GEF Agency Fees
356,000 USD
Total Cost 10,339,700.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
03 Dec 2004