Volgren and Wrightbus will build and deliver two hydrogen-powered fuel cell buses to Transdev’s Capalaba depot in Brisbane, Australia. Hydrogen Industry Leaders explores how this will support the country in making the switch to zero emission vehicles.
The Queensland Deputy Premier Dr Steven Miles has announced a $1.5 million commitment for the buses under the State Government’s Hydrogen Industry Development Fund and Transdev will match the investment to purchase the two hydrogen fuel cell buses to service the eastern suburbs of Brisbane.
It is said that the buses would be one of the first hydrogen bus bodies in Australia to be built locally and the first to be powered using European chassis technology.
Wrightbus Chief Executive, Joerg Hofmann, said: “This is an extremely exciting development for sustainable public transport in Australia.
“We know from our vast expertise and experience the significant part hydrogen can play in the decarbonisation of public transport and we believe the scope for uptake across the Australian market is huge as the country makes the vital switch to zero-emission vehicles.”