Following on the UITP “Fuel Cell Buses: Best Practices and Commercialisation Approaches” knowledge brief published in partnership with JIVE and JIVE 2 projects in July as part of the “Back to Better Mobility” Campaign, UITP continues to support the deployment of fuel cell hydrogen bus solution this time by organising its first-ever training module on the technology. The training is organised by JIVE projects in collaboration with Clean Bus Europe Platform.
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) and Caetano Bus yesterday signed a contract for the supply of eight hydrogen-powered electric buses, with which Barcelona will position itself as a benchmark in the application of this zero-emission technology in the regular passenger transport of an urban network in Spain.
At the beginning of the week, public transport operator RATP began experimenting with a hydrogen-powered bus in real operating conditions with passengers on line 185. Manufactured by Solaris, this 12m bus will be subjected to a battery of drastic technical tests. It will be based at the Thiais bus centre in the Val-de-Marne. The hydrogen will be supplied by the Air Liquide station located in the commune of Loges-en-Josas in the Yvelines.
The contracts have been signed and sealed: moBiel has now ordered four hydrogen buses and a refuelling station for loading the vehicles. After long preparatory work, the Bielefeld transport company has thus taken an essential step towards its goal of testing hydrogen technology in local transport. The buses are expected to roll over Bielefeld's streets at the turn of the year 2021/22. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase prices.
The Joint Initiative for Hydrogen Vehicles across Europe project (JIVE & JIVE 2), co-financed by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), has today announced that over 200 hydrogen fuel cell buses have been ordered through the initiative. Furthermore, the first 50 buses are now in operation!