Nine European Cities To Get Fuel Cell Buses

The fuel cell buses will operate in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Porto, Stockholm, and Stuttgart.

Published: 21-Dec-2001

BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 20, 2001 (ENS) - The famous red double decker buses on the streets of London will soon be joined by zero emissions fuel cell powered buses. London is one of nine European cities wishing to introduce fuel cell powered buses into their public transport systems that have received a funding boost from the European Commission.

As part of the Clean Urban Transport for Europe demonstration project, the Energy and Transport Directorate General of the European Commission has awarded EU18.5 million to the nine cities, one of the largest amounts of funding it has ever given.

"Hydrogen is an efficient and environmentally friendly power source for the future which the commission is committed to promote as part of its action plan to foster the use of alternative fuels in transport," the European Commission said in a statement today.

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