They are quiet, reliable and contribute to zero-carbon public transport – so why do hydrogen-powered buses remain an experimental oddity rather than being a common sight on the roads? Cost is the answer.
Hydrogen fuel cell is an ideal drivetrain for light commercial vehicles, offering a better option across various use cases compared to battery electric, according to the company which has just concluded a four-week trial.
Companies using heavy goods vehicles who switch to zero emissions technology could cut emissions across the capital by 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 a year, according to estimates by Hydrogen Vehicle Systems.
A hydrogen-powered Ford E-Transit will be developed as part of a new project, part funded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre, to meet the needs of companies that require a high payload and extended range.