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.
Aberdeen City Council has been given the green light to increase its fleet of hydrogen-powered buses by another 10 to 25.
Under the JIVE project, funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), Aberdeen City Council has acquired and is in the process of deploying 15 hydrogen buses in Aberdeen, Scotland, in partnership with First Group, as part of a wider acquisition of 145 hydrogen buses across Europe.