Aberdeen City Council, 30th January 2019 - Aberdeen’s fleet of hydrogen buses has exceeded the million mile mark as the city’s reputation as a global energy innovator continues to build.
The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project comprises two European funded initiatives and has grown to encompass a fleet of 10 vehicles operated by First Group and Stagecoach.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is one of the main national programmes supporting the uptake of zero emission mobility in the UK. Two key OLEV awards for the hydrogen bus sector took place last week :
Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme - 20 fuel cell buses for Brighton & Hoves buses
Dutch channel NPO has aired a programme on hydrogen transport in the Netherlands on the 23rd of January 2019.
The video covers the production of hydrogen as well as it's use in transport - for cars and for public transport buses.
One of the buses operated by QBuzz in Groningen, part of the High V.LO-City project, is featuring in the programme. QBuzz explains, among others, how hydrogen can be used to clean public transport fleets.
The North Denmark Region and the Municipality of Aalborg have signed contracts for delivery of three hydrogen buses and for the buidling of a hydrogen production and refuelling station, which will be operational from October 2019 as the country’s first fuel cell bus deployment. This initiative is a full part of the North Denmark Region committment to decarbonisation and a cleaner air.
The three hydrogen buses will be running in the city center of Aalborg and on selected regional bus lines around Aalborg from October 2019.
Since the 3rd of December, 3 fuel cell buses are in full operation in the city of Sanremo, in the North West of Italy.
The Sanremo site, which is part of the High V.LO-City project, was publicly launched during an event organised by the operator Riviera Transporti on the 30th of November.
Zero Emission Bus Conference 2018 brings together battery and fuel cell buses to find solutions for zero emission society