Hydrogen bus deals are like buses aren’t they? You wait for one and then £3.4 million come along at once. Which is a convoluted way of saying Transport for London has signed a £3.4 million contract with Air Products to provide hydrogen fuel for the Capital’s planned fleet of hydrogen buses and will also get to build and maintain the hydrogen refuelling infrastructure that the buses need.
Air Products will also sell the fuel itself, but that’s not covered in this deal and how much hydrogen the buses will need has still to be worked out.
It’s all part of Red Ken’s plan to get 70 hydrogen powered vehicles onto London’s streets, 10 of which will be buses – five hydrogen hybrid fuel cell buses and five hydrogen hybrid internal combustion engine buses.