UITP has published a Knowledge Brief in partnership with the JIVE and JIVE 2 project partners offering an expert account of fuel cell bus deployment. The Knowledge Brief provides insight into public transport operators and authorities. The key elements of fuel cell bus deployment are highlighted using a practical approach to understand the fuel cell bus solution.
Two Caetano H2.City Gold hydrogen-powered buses will be put into service in Germany later this year as part of the eFarm project. The hydrogen bus was unveiled at Busworld 2019 in Brussels. It was then announced that 2020 would be the year in which the H2.City Gold, based on Toyota's fuel cell technology, would be launched in Europe. The vehicle has a range of 400 km, according to the manufacturer.
On 10 March 2020, the Region of North Denmark and the Municipality of Aalborg proudly announced the operation of the very first Fuel Cell Bus in Denmark. The bus was quickly followed by the next two fuel cell buses that started their operation the 16th of March.
The three fuel cell buses - co financed by the 3Emotion project - are from the Belgian bus manufacturer, Van Hool, their new model A330. They are all equipped with fuel cells from the company Ballard which is part of the cluster organization, Hydrogen Valley, in Denmark.
Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK) has just placed an order for 15 hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid buses with Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. From 2021, these vehicles will be successively integrated into RVK's fleet.
The buses will be purchased as part of the EU project JIVE 2 and will be funded by the "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking" (FCH JU), the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) via the NIP2 programme and the Ministry of Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.