Birmingham, UK, has seen 20 zero-emission double decker buses, powered by hydrogen, enter service on the National Express West Midlands route 51 to Walsall.
Introduced by the Birmingham City Council, the hydrogen powered Wrightbus double deckers are recognised as the only variants located outside of London, the council said.
This is part of a wider expansion by Birmingham to introduce clean mobility solutions, in providing zero-emission public transport, it will not only help to reduce carbon emission but also raise the awareness of hydrogen mobility.
Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment for Birmingham City Council, said, “Birmingham City Council’s zero-emission green-hydrogen bus fleet provides an innovative solution for cities that want to decarbonise public transport.
“They should immediately improve air quality and help us work towards Birmingham’s target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
“Birmingham residents may feel assured that their city is playing a leading role in actioning policies and informing debate about zero-emission public transport at local and national level.”
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