European bus manufacturer Solaris has today (12th Jan) announced its European Clean Hydrogen Alliance membership.
Since unveiling its first bus to use hydrogen in 2014, Solaris vehicles have made their way to the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Latvia.
Now, as part of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, the company will promote the deployment of hydrogen as an energy source and seek to develop optimal solutions.
Solaris has also been invited to participate in a mobility roundtable in the Alliance.
“Hydrogen-fuelled e-buses allow us to create a complementary emission-free bus portfolio thanks to which Solaris is ready for today’s challenges and the diverse needs of customers as regards the range, flexibility and operability of vehicles,” said Petros Spinaris, Member of the Management Board of Solaris for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.
“We believe that the development of all e-mobility branches – be they battery buses, trolleybuses or hydrogen-fuelled vehicles – should proceed in synergy, and that this process is part and parcel of ensuring the sustainable transport of the future. Therefore, hydrogen buses from Solaris do not constitute competition for our battery buses or models in the Trollino series.”
“Quite the opposite: these technologies complement each other perfectly and they all benefit from the technological progress of electric drivelines and their components.”
Launched in July 2020, alongside the EU Hydrogen Strategy, the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance brings together leading industrial companies as well as representatives from politics and civil society.
It is strongly anchored in the hydrogen value chain, covering renewable and low-carbon hydrogen from production via transmission to mobility, industry, energy, and heating applications.
The Alliance aims to support the scaling up of production and demand for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen, coordinate action, and provide a broad forum to engage civil society.