Hydrogen Players Commit to Affordable Fuel Cell Public Transportation

| Denmark: Copenhagen | Source: H2Bus Consortium

H2Bus image A collaborative commitment to enabling commercially competitive hydrogen-fuelled public transportation is aimed at stimulating Europe’s fuel cell vehicle market while addressing transport-related emission targets. Joining forces to create H2Bus Consortium are Everfuel (Denmark), Wrightbus (Ireland), Ballard Power Systems (Canada), Hexagon Composites (Norway), Nel Hydrogen (Norway) and Ryse Hydrogen (UK), leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain. Read more »

Bolzano First to Order Solaris Hydrogen Buses

| Italy: Bolzano | Source: Solaris

Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogenSASA (società autobus servizi d’area) SpA, which manages urban and suburban public road transport services in the Italian municipalities of Bolzano, Laives, Merano and Lana in South Tyrol, is the first company anywhere to place an order for Urbino 12 hydrogen buses manufactured by Solaris Bus & Coach SA of Poland. The contract includes an 8 year-long service and maintenance package. Read more »

New CNG Buses for Barcelona with EIB Financing

| Luxembourg and Spain | Source: European Investment Bank

The City of Barcelona can set about modernising its fleet of public transportation buses following the decision by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to assist Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) put 75 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses into service. Read more »

Aguascalientes Launches 55 CNG Buses under Project YOVOY

| Mexico: Aguascalientes | Source: Government of Aguascalientes

YoVoy CNG Bus in AquascalientesGovernor Martín Orozco Sandoval of the State of Aguascalientes in Central Mexico has launched the YOVOY (tr. “I go”) Mobility Project which has brought into force 55 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for public transportation. The new buses are expected to reduce air pollutants by up to 1,000 tons each year (as stated by the Secretariat of Sustainability, Environment and Water of the State (SSMAA)). Read more »

Spain’s Empresa Martín Increases CNG Share of Bus Fleet to 80%

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Scania and Castrosua

Empresa Martín SA buses by CastrosuaEmpresa Martín SA, a privately owned public transportation company belonging to Madrid-based Grupo Ruiz, has presented ten buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) with Magnus.E bodywork from Castrosua and on Scania K-280 UB 4 × 2 chassis. Read more »

Lille Metro Adds 41 Scania Citywide to NGV Fleet

| France: Lille | Source: Scania

Scania_Citywide Bus CNG option

Scania has successfully tendered to supply 49 Citywide LF 18 metre Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for public transportation in the French city of Lille. 28 vehicles will be delivered by the end of 2019. The contract is spread over four years, with a further 21 Citywide units to be delivered in that term. Read more »

Dallas Transit (DART) Adds More New Flyer Buses to CNG Fleet

| USA: Dallas TX | Source: DART

DART New Flyer XN40Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has exercised an option to add 41 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses as a follow-up to an order for the same quantity of buses placed with North American bus manufacturer New Flyer in March 2018. The new buses are integral to planned service changes later this summer. Read more »

Foton, Toyota and SinoHytec to Jointly Launch Fuel Cell Buses

| China: Beijing | Source: Foton Motor Inc.

Foton hydrogen fuel cell busFoton, Toyota and Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd. (SinoHytec) recently reached an agreement whereby the three parties will jointly develop fuel cell buses. In addition, fuel cell buses manufactured by Foton will be equipped with some spare parts from Toyota and SinoHytec. Read more »

London Chooses Hydrogen Double-Deckers for 2020

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Transport for London (plus comment)

Wrightbus Fuel Cell Electric busLondon is committed to addressing transport-related air pollution, hence a decision to engage with hydrogen. Transport for London, the local government body tasked with responsibility for the transport system in Greater London, will introduce the world’s first hydrogen double decker buses on three London bus routes next year. Read more »

Blue Bird Introduces Ultra-Low NOx, Type-C School Bus Fueled by CNG

| USA: Fort Valley Ga and Livonia MI | Source: Blue Bird Corporation
Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

In the USA, School districts and transportation contractors can now purchase buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) that are 90 percent cleaner than the national emissions standard, opening more opportunities for funding that supports reduced emissions. This is the offer from Blue Bird Corporation, designer and manufacturer of school buses. Read more »