RVK receives grant for 108 hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid buses

The German public transport operator Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK) and its shareholders have reached a new milestone thanks to funding from the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport. One hundred and eight hydrogen-powered buses will be added to the fleet by 2025. With 160 hydrogen-powered buses, the fleet, already the largest in Europe, will be further expanded.

Spain's first hydrogen fuel cell bus enters service in Barcelona

The public transport operator Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has put into service a hydrogen fuel cell bus on a public transport network for the first time in Spain. From 7 April 2022, passengers will be able to travel on this innovative zero-emission bus manufactured by CaetanoBus and powered by green hydrogen produced by Iberdrola.

HyCity: Safra’s new hydrogen fuel cell bus

Safra, the leading French manufacturer of hydrogen buses, is preparing to launch a new hydrogen bus called Hycity. Their brand new vehicle will be unveiled at the European Mobility Expo in Paris on 7 June 2022. Based on the latest technologies and a sleek design, this bus will complete the company's portfolio of low-carbon mobility solutions and services.

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Hydrogen bus test completed in Galicia

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. 

West Midlands to run the largest hydrogen bus fleet in the western world

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.

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Athens considering hydrogen-powered buses

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.

Source: Ekathimerini


20 hydrogen fuel cell buses are now serving passengers in Heinenoord, the Netherlands

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.