Aberdeen City Council to get hydrogen-powered double decker bus fleet

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.

Hydrogen bus

Aberdeen City Council

Pixie Energy

Pixie logo Pixie Energy is an incubator and a facilitator of strategic research and project work, focusing on energy regulation, policy and markets at the local and national level. Find out more about Pixie Energy here.

Local Energy Matters: Scotland

Local Energy Matters: Scotland is a free-to-download brochure with a focus on energy tariffs in the two Scottish electricity distribution regions, as well news on local energy and low-carbon schemes.

Previous editions can be download here.

Scottish energy market overview

You can read an overview of the Scottish energy market here.

Scottish Government energy feed