The Crawley, Horley and Gatwick Airport area in the UK is set to benefit from 20 hydrogen-powered busses as a result of a newly inked deal between the Go-Ahead Group and industrial gas giant Air Products.
Marking a significant move in the UK’s hydrogen transportation space, the deal will see Go-Ahead Groups’ first hydrogen buses added to its fleet of more than 6,000 vehicles – a move which is expected to happen in June (2022).
It has already been confirmed that the single-decker GB Kite Hydroliner buses will be manufactured by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland and will be funded in part with money from the UK Government and the European Union zero emission bus scheme.
Once delivered, fuelling these buses will be a supply of liquid hydrogen from Air Products as it looks to continue to grow in the hydrogen space and contribute to various decarbonisation targets.
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