First hydrogen-powered buses planned to hit Melbourne streets

The west of Melbourne, Australia is set to become home to the state of Victoria’s first hydrogen-powered buses from March next year (2023).

Revealed last week (June 2), the news comes as part of an expansion from the Victorian Government’s A$20m ($14.4m) Zero Emission Bus Trial, which will see two hydrogen fuel cell buses hit the streets of the state capital city.

Transit Systems will operate buses to be tested on 15 school services and 26 other routes in the western suburbs of the city, proving transport for over 1,000 passengers per week, the company claims.

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