1st hydrogen double decker bus given to Birmingham: The 1st out of 20 hydrogen fuel cell double decker buses was transported to Birmingham, they are planned to be up and running at a later date this year.
It is carried out by Birmingham City Council’s Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot, that focuses on tackling the city’s poor air quality as well as back its net zero carbon goal.
Every bus is anticipated to help in saving the council as much as 79.3 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
The buses, produced by Wrightbus, will be working in Birmingham by National Express, along with ITM supplying the hydrogen fuel coming from the new Tyseley Energy Park refuelling hub.
Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, Councillor Waseem Zaffar, stated: “Fuel cell buses offer a practical solution for cities to decarbonise public transport & immediately improve air quality.
“The delivery of the first bus is great news for our city & the rest of the region. It means that we can now work with our partners at National Express to start testing the buses, training drivers & adding livery design before rolling the buses out for the public in Autumn this year.
“This is a significant step towards our net zero carbon target & will provide Birmingham with a leading role in informing debate on supportive policies for zero emission public transport at a local and national level.”
1st hydrogen double decker bus given to Birmingham