European bus manufacturers kick-start the commercialisation of FCEBs

On November 12th, at the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking’s (FCH JU) Stakeholders Forum in Brussels, five major European bus manufacturers (Daimler Buses (EvoBus), MAN, Solaris, Van Hool and VDL Bus & Coach) signed a joint Letter of Understanding.

The Letter underlines the commitment of bus manufacturers towards the commercialisation and market introduction of fuel cell electric buses in urban public transport.

The Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise, Kit Malthouse, said: “I firmly believe that hydrogen fuel cell technology will eventually replace the internal combustion engine, and having a firm commitment from the bus industry to support an increase in hydrogen-powered vehicles on our streets is key. We want London to be at the forefront of the low emission revolution and getting these buses on the road is the first step towards a viable hydrogen future across the UK and the whole of Europe.”

The full press release is available here: http://www.fch-ju.eu/news/european-bus-manufacturers-and-leading-mayors-step-fuel-cell-electric-buses