Connexxion has begun operating two of a total of 18 hydrogen-powered buses in the province of Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands.
The buses are manufactured by Solaris. The first two have arrived at the depot in Heinenoord and will be put into service immediately.
Connexxion aims to put the entire fleet on the road by the end of the year.
The province of Zuid-Holland is committed to providing clean, quality public transportation and it believes that the rollout of hydrogen buses fits in perfectly with this agenda.
The buses are low emissions and are equipped with low entries, USB charging points, air conditioning, clear information displays, and wheelchair access.
The buses are also fitted with cameras instead of mirrors, giving drivers better visibility and eliminating blind spots.
Stientje van Veldhoven, Minister of Environment and Housing in the Netherlands, said: “They have a large action radius, without burdening the climate and air quality. There are few filling stations for hydrogen at the moment, but that is of course a chicken-and-egg story.
“These buses will all be refuelling soon. That could be just the push that hydrogen-powered vehicles need.”
Image credit: Solaris
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