The Xunta de Galicia has expressed its future intention to integrate hydrogen fuel cell buses into its interurban public transport network to move towards its extensive implementation. The decision follows a successful test run and refuelling of the first hydrogen bus in Galicia from 7 to 23 March 2022. The bus travelled about 200 km per day on the A Coruña - Culleredo city centre bus line during the test.
The West Midlands region of the UK will receive 124 new hydrogen vehicles after securing £30 million from the Department for Transport.
The region was already at the forefront with 20 hydrogen double-decker buses, purchased by Birmingham City Council and operated by National Express West Midlands as part of the JIVE project, co-funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.
This means the region will have 144 hydrogen buses on the road - the largest fleet in the western world.
The entry of hydrogen into Athens’ urban transport is reportedly being examined by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. The trial use of hydrogen buses will reportedly begin in April and is expected to last about three weeks.
Currently, the planning foresees the hydrogen supply of buses via a special portable tank, as there are no hydrogen pumps at any bus depots.
Today, a new hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) opened in Heinenoord, the Netherlands. The HRS started dispensing green hydrogen to a fleet of 20 hydrogen fuel cell buses that are co-funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership as part of the JIVE 2 project.
Five Solaris hydrogen buses now complement RVK's hydrogen-powered fleet in Hürth. The five Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses have been added to the fleet of eleven Van Hool fuel cell buses in Hürth and will be used on all routes in Hürth in the future.
106 battery-electric and hydrogen buses will be delivered to Austria. The Austrian transport operator ÖBB Postbus is going to deploy them between 2022 and 2025 throughout Austria.
The city of Jaworzno in Poland started testing the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus on 2 March 2022. The trials will last four weeks. Local transport operator PKM Jaworzno wants to learn all about what the deployment of hydrogen has to offer in urban transport.
The European Metropolis of Lille, in partnership with ENGIE, has approved the creation of the company Hyléos. Using the electricity produced by the waste from the Halluin Energy Recovery Centre, it will produce renewable hydrogen to power 42 hydrogen-powered buses and five household waste collection vehicles. The deadline is 2024.