ORLEN hydrogen-powered bus trials to enter second phase in Czech Republic

ORLEN Unipetrol Group’s hydrogen-powered bus pilot operation in the Czech Republic is entering its next phase.

In collaboration with the municipalities of Most and Litvínov, the hydrogen bus will be deployed on specific routes from February 5-11, before a recommendation of whether the buses shall be included in Litvínov Public Transit Authority’s fleet.

The vehicle was developed by the Slovak company Mobility & Innovation Production, boasting a capacity of 68 passengers, with 20 seated. It has a range of up to 350km under hydrogen power, driven by a Siemens Elfa electric motor with a total output of 125kW. The total capacity of its four hydrogen tanks is 10.5kg with a refuelling time of 10 minutes.

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