Zero-emission Hydrogen-powered buses are on the march, with a rapidly increasing number being ordered, manufactured and put into operation in the UK and other countries.
The spike in uptake of the zero-emission Hydrogen bus was further demonstrated by Ballard Power Systems (leading manufacturer of Hydrogen fuel cells) confirming a new order from Wrightbus, the northern Irish bus manufacturer, for 50 new fuel cell modules to power their zero-emission buses.
These buses will be part-funded under the JIVE (Joint Initiative For Hydrogen Vehicles Across Europe) program, according to the announcement.
The 50 new zero-emission hydrogen-powered buses will be put into action across numerous UK cities, including London, Birmingham, Aberdeen and Belfast.
“The orders announced today from Wrightbus for 50 fuel cell modules, in combination with the 50 modules noted in June 2020, underpins the value we place on our long-standing partnership with Wrightbus.” said Ballard’s Chief Commercial Operator Rob Campbell.
“The fuel cell electric bus market is now gaining momentum and is expected to continue on an aggressive growth path in Europe and globally. Ballard intends to continue leading with proven and reliable fuel cell products that offer superior total cost of ownership for bus fleet operators along with the benefits of fuel cell buses that deliver route flexibility, rapid refuelling and long range zero emission performance.”