Dubbed H2Bus, the hydrogen-fuelled vehicle is aiming to take Europe by storm and present a pathway to decarbonise the public transportation sector.
This is a great showcase to the rest of the continent the potential of hydrogen in the mobility sector and although hydrogen buses are already frequent in Europe, it presents a rival to spur on optimisation and competitiveness to enhance fuel cells.
The bus is able to carry 21 passengers and has previous on-road experience with 1,200km already driven.
In addition to Slovakia, the bus will be exhibited in Italy, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, with the goal of securing orders for the H2Bus in markets across Europe.
Powering the hydrogen bus is a Loop Energy 30kW fuel cell system called eFlow.
George Rubin, Chief Commercial Officer at Loop Energy,said, “We are extremely excited to see the H2Bus come to life and believe it will set a new standard for performance in hydrogen-electric mobility across Europe.
“Throughout this project, the focus has been on how we can make the H2Bus as fuel-efficient as possible – we are proud that our eFlow technology could help Mobility & Innovation achieve its fuel consumption targets.”
János Onódi, Co-Owner and CEO of Mobility & Innovation, said “The H2Bus has always had ambitious fuel consumption targets, and by choosing Loop Energy’s fuel cell, we did not have to compromise our vision.
“We aim to show bus fleet operators around Europe that hydrogen mobility is a viable option when transitioning to electrification.”
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.