Birmingham orders 20 hydrogen buses to ‘kick-start’ hydrogen market

Birmingham City Council has bought 20 hydrogen double decker buses as part of a pilot aiming to “kick-start” the hydrogen market.

The Council’s Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot is intended to be the catalyst for the next generation of hydrogen buses, hydrogen production and refuelling infrastructure development.

Made by Wrightbus, the buses will be introduced with National Express West Midlands in April 2021.

Each bus is expected to save up to 79.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum.

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