Today, 12 September, the first fuel cell buses have been inaugurated in Versailles.
The two Van Hool bus are in daily operation on line 264 between Versailles and Jouy-en-Josas (Yvelines) since September 9th. The buses will be refuelled in 20 minutes at the hydrogen refuelling station in Jouy-en-Josas.
"Valérie Pecresse wants to support the hydrogen sector, that offers two main advantages: sustainability and [forstering European] industry" explains the public transport authority in a press release. Ile-de-France Mobilités finance the purchase and the operation of the buses, that will be operated by the operator Savac.
The fuel cell buses are co-funded by the FCH-JU 3Emotion project.