Two more hydrogen fuel cell buses, created by Belgian firm Van Hool, have rolled out into Aberdeen, Scotland. This is an update to an article I had published on May 22, 2014 when the first four H2 buses were delivered.
According to the City of Aberdeen, “Two more zero-emission buses have arrived in the North-east as part of the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project.
“The vehicles, built by Belgian firm Van Hool, have been delivered to Stagecoach’s Tullos depot in the south of the city. They bring the total delivered so far to six, with the remaining four of Europe’s largest hydrogen bus fleet due to arrive in the coming months. Four of the vehicles will be operated by First Aberdeen and six by Stagecoach on city routes.
“The Aberdeen City Council-led project, which has backing from Europe, the UK Government and the Scottish Government, as well as a broad range of private sector partners, is the most high-profile of a range of projects designed to create a hydrogen economy in the city.”
When the last four hydrogen fuel cell buses arrive a little later this year, Aberdeen will then have the largest H2 bus fleet in Europe. And the City of Aberdeen has further ambitions that don’t stop there as they intend on being a “world-leading hydrogen city” for the foreseeable future.