The first of a fleet of 25 new hydrogen buses bound for Aberdeen left its manufacturer’s factory in Northern Ireland yesterday.
Question: Was Aberdeen right to order a new fleet of hydrogen-powered double-decker buses - or was Coventry right to go electric instead?
Next month, Aberdeen is set to become the first city in the world to introduce revolutionary hydrogen powered double-decker buses. This is not the first time Aberdeen has been a world leader in the adoption of hydrogen for transport. The UK’s first hydrogen production and bus refuelling station opened in the city in 2015, and the arrival of these new vehicles will complement Aberdeen’s existing fleet of 10 hydrogen buses and enhance the city’s role as a pioneer in the adoption of green energy for public transport.
The entrepreneur behind plans for a 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet in the UK says the alternative fuel can play a strong part in Scotland’s post-Covid recovery.