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Solaris hydrogen buses set for Neuenstadt am Kocher
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Solaris hydrogen buses set for Neuenstadt am Kocher

Neuenstadt am Kocher, Germany is set to introduce green hydrogen public transportation solutions to the city with Solaris showcasing its Urbino 12 hydrogen buses to Omnibus-Verkehr Ruoff.

To support the ‘H2 Impulse’ initiative, Solaris has presented its innovative hydrogen bus as a solution to support decarbonisation of public transport.

This could allow Omnibus-Verkehr Ruoff to become a pioneer of zero-emission public transport in the Heilbron region.

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If adopted, the buses could be used in the County of Heilbronn, the city of Neustadt am Kocher, the municipalities of Hardthausen, Langenbrettach and Wirtschaftsfördergesellschaft Raum Heilbronn.

To demonstrate its use in everyday transport, the Urbino 12 bus has been utilised on the ‘KocherShuttle’ express line from Neuenstadt to Heilbronn.

A hydrogen fuel cell installed in the Urbino 12 hydrogen acts as a micro-power-plant producing energy and fuelling the vehicle directly.

A decisive factor to introduce green hydrogen transportation to the city is that the German Aviation and Space Hub (DLR) is already producing green hydrogen from wind energy in the nearby Hardthäuser Wald.

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