Siemens Mobility and Aberdeen City Council have deployed Aberdeen’s first dual-fuel field-services van, introducing hydrogen to its road vehicle fleet.
Fitted with a green hydrogen fuel tank for use in combination with conventional diesel fuel, the van can travel approximately 160-180 miles per gallon in dual-fuel mode, with diesel-only operation available as back-up.
According to Siemens Mobility, the vehicle takes less than ten minutes to refuel with hydrogen.
Wilke Reints, Managing Director Intelligent Traffic Systems for Siemens Mobility Limited, said, “There is significant benefit to using green hydrogen as a fuel source for transport. We are all aware that the current energy economy is not sustainable, and the level of air pollution is a constant concern.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Aberdeen City Council – in a city where the energy industry is of paramount importance – to explore an innovative, affordable and environmentally-friendly solution to powering our important field services fleet.”
Aberdeen City Council hydrogen spokesman Councillor Philip Bell said: “It’s fantastic that Siemens Mobility has a hydrogen hybrid van as part of its fleet.”
“It is very fitting that the van will be out and about in the area as Aberdeen is not only the energy capital of Europe, but we are also a leader and pioneer of hydrogen technologies. We are delighted to enter this partnership with Siemens Mobility which will encourage greater uptake in the private sector.”