Industry leaders, campaign groups and academics have today called on the UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to create the country’s first all-hydrogen bus town.
Spearheaded by Jacob Young MP, Chair of the Hydrogen All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), a letter has been submitted to Shapps which has been signed by a number of organisations looking to grow the UK’s hydrogen economy, including energy giants Shell and Bosch, as well as the Campaign for Better Transport and local authority clean air network UK100.
It challenges the UK Government’s “deliberate” and “misjudged” bias against hydrogen buses in its pursuit of decarbonising public transport.
“The deliberate exclusion of hydrogen electric buses misses a vital opportunity to trial clean, green, UK-made technology at significant scale,” the letter says.
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