Europe to roll out Hydrogen fuel cell buses late 2019
Hydrogen fuel cell buses and Europe’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system are expected to hit European roads from the end of 2019.
Van Hool will soon launch the new A330 FC hydrogen bus and the Exqui.City 18 FC bus.
The Belgian firm manufacturing the buses currently have the capability to produce three fuel cell (FC) buses weekly, and expects to reach up to one a day from September.
Focussing on an electric future through hydrogen, Van Hool says a fuel cell bus can carry 2.4 times more energy than a battery electric bus, and charged 8.5 times faster.
Thirty of the new A330 FC buses will be delivered to Cologne (tendering 53 battery electric buses), and 10 others will be used in Wuppertal through the Jive 2 EU funded programme.
22 Jan 2019