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TfL announce Van Hool as supplier of new hydrogen buses.

Wed 23 March 2016 | Back to news list

Van Hool has won the contract to deliver the two new hydrogen fuel cell buses for the RV1 route in central London.

The dutch manufacturer Van Hool, who produced the 10 hydrogen buses running in Aberdeen, will add to the 8 HFC buses currently operating on the Covent Garden - Tower Gateway service since 2011. The contact is part of 3Emotion, a  European HFC bus consortium project headed by Van Hool.

The A330 12m model will have a capacity of 30kg of hydrogen storage, allowing for a 300km range to meet TfL's requirements. The drive system includes lithium ion batteries to provide additional power when needed using energy capture during breaking. The addition of this battery component will aim to reach 8kg hydrogen per 100km traveled.

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