Hydrogen Bus for Arriva Netherlands
Following the signing of its first Hydrogen bus agreement, leading pan-European passenger transport provider Arriva is expecting
Following the signing of its first Hydrogen bus agreement, leading pan-European passenger transport provider Arriva is expecting delivery of 10 buses in the Netherlands this December, with operations due to start in early 2022. Arriva plans to replace some of the current diesel buses, providing hydrogen fueled technology to journeys in Achterhoek, Gelderland, a region which is participating in the European JIVE2 programme (Joint Initiative for Hydrogen Vehicles) focusing on the promotion of emission-free public transport.
The buses are expected to travel over one-million kilometers a year. Each vehicle measures 12 meters, is equipped with 37 seats and able to carry 85 passengers. The buses are equipped with USB charging points, air conditioning and modern passenger information systems as well as CCTV, wheelchair access ramps and dedicated space on-board
The vehicles have been developed and manufactured by Solaris – an innovative supplier of clean transportation. They are powered by Hydrogen which is stored in on-board tanks able to carry 1,500 litres. Electricity is generated via a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen in the fuel cell, with the only emissions being heat and water.