Embracing renewable hydrogen – Aberdeen comes first


Fans of hydrogen mobility may have read that 20 hydrogen-powered double decker buses will enter service in Birmingham in May 2022. But the West Midlands will not get the ‘world-first’ medal for operating a double-decker fuel cell electric bus fleet. 

That honour has already been awarded to the city of Aberdeen, with 15 double-deckers operating in 2021 and another 10 due to join the fleet in 2022.

“The buses are running like a dream,” says Councillor Philip Bell, Hydrogen Champion at Aberdeen City Council. “At present there is plenty of seating room, and when we get through this latest coronavirus wave, we expect them to be operating with standing-room only.”

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