ITM Power to launch first zero emission hydrogen bus route in France


ITM Power has revealed plans to launch the first zero emission H2 bus route in France through a consortium with SMTU-PPP, Engie and Van Hool – and it will be operational from 2019.

The GNVERT-VAN HOOL consortium will create the route between the hospital and railway station in the French city of Pau within the next two years. It will be operated by the Pau transport operator companies SMTU-PPP and STAP from September 2019.

Fuelled by H2 from renewable sources, eight buses from the Bus Rapid Transit service line (BHNS) will form an artery of the new transportation network designed by the city within its urban redevelopment project aimed at improving the perception and use of public spaces in a sustainable way.

European manufacturer Van Hool will design the fuel cell buses which will not emit greenhouse gases or pollution, only water vapour.

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