The buses are Wrightbus Streetdeck FCEV with FCmove-HD fuel cell systems made by Canadian company Ballard Power Systems. The fuel cell bus was developed as part of the EU-funded JIVE project. In June of last year, Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen joined forces to form the H2Bus consortium to provide 1,000 FC buses in European cities and the necessary infrastructure at competitive prices.
The financing for the purchase of Aberdeen’s hydrogen double-decker buses comes from an £8.3million project (9.5 million euros) funded by Aberdeen City Council, the Scottish Government, and the European Union (FCH JU), with an investment of around £500,000 per vehicle.
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