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!
With the order for ten hydrogen buses, which will be deployed around Emmen, the public transport agency Groningen-Drenthe and Qbuzz are giving a boost to the developments of the GZI Next energy centre. The deployment of the buses will promote the production and use of hydrogen in Drenthe and bring a green hydrogen plant closer to the GZI Next site in Emmen
The H2Bus Consortium announced an agreement with Wrightbus for the supply of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses in Europe. The H2Bus Consortium is now on track to deploy 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, along with supporting infrastructure, in European cities at commercially competitive rates.