Germany deploys 40 more hydrogen buses

As part of what is thought to be the largest ever order for hydrogen-powered buses in Europe, the German city of Wuppertal will soon put the final instalment of vehicles on the road.

Back in 2018, Wuppertal joined forces with the nearby city of Cologne to order 40 modern buses powered by hydrogen fuel cells from Belgian manufacturer Van Hool NV.

Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK) is already running 30 of the hydrogen buses, and Wuppertal Stadtwerke (WSW) will soon put the remaining 10 on the road, according to Andreas Meyer, Head of Technik Bus for WSW mobil GmbH.

“The launch of our hydrogen bus fleet is a major milestone. We see it as the beginning of a large-scale adoption of hydrogen technology – not just for WSW, but in Germany, across Europe and around the world,” said Meyer.

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