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1,000 new hydrogen-powered buses planned for European roads

1,000 new hydrogen-powered buses planned for European roads

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.

A new agreement with Northern Ireland-based bus manufacturer Wrightbus, for the supply of the hydrogen-powered vehicles, earlier this week solidified the consortium’s positive news.

Launched in June, the H2Bus Consortium includes the partners Nel, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Wrightbus, Ryse Hydrogen and Everfuel Europe, who all have an individual role in making the group’s goal a reality.

“This agreement will deliver hundreds of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to a wider European market, providing extensive range, acclaimed operation ability and a lower cost for operators compared to an electric bus equivalent,” Buta Atwal, CEO of Wrightbus said.

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