Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses Enter Service in London

London Hydrogen Bus
In brief: The first of eight hydrogen fuel cell buses will begin operations in London, England on Saturday, making for the largest HFC bus fleet in Europe.

The word

London Hydrogen Bus

The buses will be operated by Transport for London using technology from ISE, Wrightbus, and Ballard. The eight buses will be phased into operation throughout 2011 as part of the city's drive for low-emissions public transit. The city already operates 100 hybrid buses and a test model hydrogen fuel cell bus that has now been taken out of service.

The buses are being funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the EU's Clean Hydrogen in Cities project.

To follow the fleet, London's Hydrogen Partnership has an action plan to create a hydrogen fueling network in the city by 2012. These will be used by fuel cell cars, taxis, etc.

And so ...

Transport for London is a member of the Hydrogen Bus Alliance, an international partnership aimed at supporting the rapid development and deployment of hydrogen transport.

Photo credits: TFL

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