Friday, 27 October 2017

Birmingham approved £13.4m for 20 hydrogen fuel cell buses

Source, "Hydrogen pilot approved", TransportXtra, 27th October 2017

Birmingham City Council has approved a £13.4m pilot scheme for 20 hydrogen-fuelled buses on the city’s roads. Cabinet members have approved the full business case for the pilot, and are using the Transport for London Hydrogen Bus Framework to purchase the proposed vehicles.

The pilot is designed to test the potential of developing a hydrogen market to encourage the take-up of zero emission transport fuels.

The buses will be fuelled by hydrogen produced at Tyseley Energy Park,...

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New fleet of £500,000 zero-emission buses coming to Birmingham

Source: Birmingham Mail, 24th October 2017, by Neil Elkes

Neil Elkes reported, "City Council receives major grant funding to trial pollution busting buses. Cleaner, greener and cheaper hydrogen fuelled buses will soon be picking up passengers on the streets of Birmingham through a new £13.4 million pollution busting scheme. City council bosses are set to approve the pilot project to buy 22 new zero-emission buses, costing £500,000 each, to run on key routes throughout the city. (...)"

Read more at: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/new-fleet-500000-zero-emission-13800364