Hydrogen in public transport - perspectives for bus and infrastructure deployment in Europe

Hydrogen in Public Transport - Perspectives for Bus and Infrastructure Deployment in Europe

Join us for an insightful online event on 26 June 2024, from 15:30 to 17:30 CEST, focused on the future of hydrogen in public transport. Mobility and transport are essential to European life and economic prosperity, providing substantial socio-economic benefits. However, these sectors face significant environmental challenges, including rising greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution.


During the 2023 European Hydrogen Week (20th – 24th November 2023), JIVE/JIVE 2 took the opportunity to showcase significant milestones achieved and presented the results from the project at the EU Projects Pavilion on Tuesday 21st of November. An important part of the presentation focused on the results and impacts from the hydrogen bus roadshow initiatives organized by the JIVE 2 projects. In 2023, the JIVE 2 project organized two hydrogen bus roadshows through Central and Eastern Europe. A 1st one, from mid-November 2022 to mid-January 2023, toured five countries and nine cities, including Slovenia, Croatia, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary and a 2nd one, from end of August to beginning of October 2023, toured four countries and eight cities, including Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The bus performed well consistently throughout the two hydrogen bus roadshows and operators were satisfied with the results of the test trials. The roadshows serve as an example of the viability of hydrogen in public transport, and the accumulated data strongly supports this assertion. A report on the impact and lessons learnt from the 1st JIVE 2 hydrogen bus roadshow is available here. The report for the 2nd JIVE 2 hydrogen bus roadshow will be made available soon!

£30 million investment in pioneering hydrogen bus fleet and refuelling station launched for services in and around Gatwick Airport

  • Fleet of 20 buses from Wrightbus to be deployed in the Crawley, Horley and Gatwick Airport area by The Go-Ahead Group.
  • A further 34 vehicles will join the fleet over the next 18 months to create one of Britain’s largest hydrogen bus fleets.
  • The station is the first liquid hydrogen refuelling station for buses in Europe.
  • Launch event on 29 June attended by the Minister for Roads and Local Transport and stakeholders from across the region.

Lessons learned from JIVE's 1st CEE Roadshow

The first JIVE roadshow aimed to deploy a hydrogen bus roadshow across Central Eastern European cities interested in fuel cell technology, namely in Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The roadshow has been a real opportunity for identified cities to trial the technology and understand the reality of hydrogen transportation.

The first roadshow in numbers"