Bus manufacturer Van Hool receives an order for 40 fuel cell buses

28th february 2018

Belgian bus manufacturer has announced on the 28th of February that it has received an order for 40 fuel cell buses for Germany. This is the biggest order for fuel cell buses a manufacturer has ever received in Europe. 

The order has been placed in the framework of the JIVE project, which will deploy 139 new fuel cell buses in five countries in Europe. The buses will be delivered to Germany: 30 buses will be deployed in Cologne and the remaining 10 will de deployed in Wuppertal. 

The same day, Ballard has annouced having received a Letter of Intent from Van Hool to supply the fuel cells for the 40 buses.

The delivery of the buses is expected to start in 2019. 

The Ballard press release is available here.

An article in dutch is also available in De Tijd.