According to a press release form Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen has unveiled Scotland’s first hydrogen (H2) taxi.

The Hyundai ix35 H2 fuel cell car was granted a private hire taxi license by Aberdeen City Council last month and has now been handed over to Aberdeen Taxis, the operator which will run the vehicle.

The taxi will form part of the Aberdeen Region Hydrogen Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2025 which plans to trial a range of vehicles with different users across the region. The taxi joins a fleet of 10 buses, 14 cars (including the taxi) and four vans in the city.

Scottish Government Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said, “H2 fuelled vehicles play an important role in improving air quality and complements our vision for electric vehicles. This announcement reflects our ambitions through the programme for government to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032.”