4 VDL Fuel Cell Buses on the road in the Province of South Holland!

Today, 5 June 2020, the 4 '3Emotion buses' for the Province of South Holland are presented to the press and start to drive in the regular service. A new milestone in the 3Emotion project!

The buses will be operated by Connexxion, in a regional service in the Province of Sout Holland (Hoeksche Waard-Goeree Overflakkee, R-Net route 436).

VDL manufactures the buses. They are 12-metre buses of the Citea SLF-120 Electric-type in hydrogen version, with a fuel cell range extender providing the drive. With a full tank, these buses can cover about 350 kilometres. Refuelling takes place at the Air Liquide hydrogen station in Rhoon, where also the two buses operated by RET in Rotterdam City are being refuelled.

The Province of Zuid-Holland decided to take a fundamental step in greening bus transport and stimulating the 'green hydrogen economy'. That step resulted in a market survey for the purchase of more fuel cell buses, of which these four Citeas are the first.
In 2021 the number of hydrogen buses in Hoeksche Waard-Goeree Overflakkee will be expanded thanks to the purchase of 20 new buses of Solaris (JIVE 2 Project).