Aberdeen City Council has signed a deal for 15 hydrogen-powered double decker buses, after Wrights Group secured an order to supply the zero emission vehicles. The contract is jointly funded by Aberdeen City Council, the EU and the Scottish Government, with the vehicles to be operated by First Aberdeen.
The city already has 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses in operation, but the Council claims the new additions will make it the first city in the world to introduce a hydrogen-powered double decker fleet.
Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse said: “Our track record of early actions to fund hydrogen initiatives has created a favourable opinion of Scotland in the UK and abroad as an innovation leader in this area.”
The news come after the Council announced on 17 July that Aberdeen will host a Hydrogen Festival from 30 September to 4 October 2019. This event also forms the Hydrogen Transport Economy 2 Project mid-term conference and received EU funding from Interreg North Sea Region.