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Cities speeding up the integration of hydrogen buses in public fleets

Several European bus manufacturers consider the hybrid fuel cell (FCH) bus as the most promising technology to facilitate the decarbonisation of public transport. By leveraging the experiences of past fuel cell bus projects, implementing technical improvements that increase efficiency and reduce costs of FCH buses, as well as introducing a modular approach to hydrogen refuelling infrastructure build-up, the High V(Flanders).L(Liguria) O(ScOtland)-City project aims at significantly increasing the “velocity” of integrating these buses on a larger scale in European bus operations.
• The project will address the following key issues: Increase energy efficiency of the buses and reduce cost of ownership:
o hydrogen consumption down to 7–9 kg H2/100km
o integrating latest drive train and battery technologies
o availability of 90% without the need of permanent support
o >12.000 hours warranty and decreased additional warranty cost
o increase lifetime of key components as fuel cells and batteries.
o investment cost Topic:SP1-JTI-FCH.2010.1.1 - Large-scale demonstration of road vehicles and refuelling infrastructure III


VAN HOOL N.V., Belgium


Paul Jenné – Transit Bus Project Manager

Other participating organisations:

Participants Country
VAN HOOL N.V. Belgium
Riviera Trasport SpA Italy
Dantherm Power AS Denmark
(Solvay SA) until 31/12/2016 Belgium
Vlaamse Vervoermaatschappij - De Lijn Belgium
WaterstofNet vzw Belgium
HyER Belgium
University degli Studi di Genova Italy
Regione Liguria Italy
FIT Consulting srl Italy
Aberdeen City Council United Kingdom
Ballast Nedam International Product Management Holland
Pitpoint BE (from 01/09/2016) BE
Pitpoint BV (from 01/09/2016) NL
QBuzz BV (ffrom 01/09/2016) NL