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Auckland looking at trialling hydrogen-powered buses

Auckland looking at trialling hydrogen-powered buses

Auckland Transport (AT) and Hiringa Energy Limited are looking at trialling hydrogen powered bus services, using a hydrogen refuelling facility being developed in south Auckland, New Zealand.

Through the development of the Low Emission Bus Roadmap, Auckland Transport has identified hydrogen as a potential energy storage and fuel for Auckland’s future low emission public transport fleet.

AT has been assessing hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) bus options to support the transition to zero emission buses and is a key partner of the hydrogen demonstration project with Ports of Auckland.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said, “Transport makes up more than 40% of Auckland’s emissions profile, so transitioning to low and zero-emissions vehicles is important to helping Auckland achieve its climate change goals.”

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