Hydrogen bus in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Council launch world’s first hydrogen double-decker fleet

Aberdeen City Council have launched the world’s first hydrogen, double-decker fleet of buses.

The zero-emission fleet only produces water from use of the hydrogen fuel cell, with the energy coming from water and wind, with the buses forming part of the city’s transition of green energy from oil and gas as part of the city’s Net Zero Vision.

Plans are in place for Aberdeen to start producing its own hydrogen for use in these buses, cementing Aberdeen as one of Scotland’s green cities in preparation for COP26.

The new £8.3million project has been funded by Aberdeen City Council, the Scottish Government, and the European Union (FCH JU), with an investment of about £500,000 per vehicle.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader, Councillor Jenny Laing, said:

“We are delighted to be launching the world’s first hydrogen double-decker bus fleet onto the streets of Aberdeen.

“Aberdeen is one of Europe’s pioneering hydrogen cities and through the work of Aberdeen City Council, the city has developed a cluster of hydrogen activity and the new double-decker buses are a great addition to one of the largest and most varied fleets of hydrogen vehicles in Europe. They have even more advanced technology which pushes established hydrogen boundaries and will greatly assist us in tackling air pollution in the city.”

Aberdeen City Council has launched the world’s first hydrogen, double-decker fleet of buses.

The zero-emission fleet only produces water from the use of the hydrogen fuel cell, with the energy coming from water and wind, with the buses forming part of the city’s transition of green energy from oil and gas as part of the city’s Net Zero Vision.

Plans are in place for Aberdeen to start producing its own hydrogen for use in these buses, cementing Aberdeen as one of Scotland’s green cities in preparation for COP26.

The new £8.3million project has been funded by Aberdeen City Council, the Scottish Government, and the European Union (FCH JU), with an investment of about £500,000 per vehicle.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader, Councillor Jenny Laing, said:

“We are delighted to be launching the world’s first hydrogen double-decker bus fleet onto the streets of Aberdeen.

“Aberdeen is one of Europe’s pioneering hydrogen cities and through the work of Aberdeen City Council, the city has developed a cluster of hydrogen activity and the new double-decker buses are a great addition to one of the largest and most varied fleets of hydrogen vehicles in Europe. They have even more advanced technology which pushes established hydrogen boundaries and will greatly assist us in tackling air pollution in the city.”

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