Auckland is just embarking on a two-year experiment with a three-axle hydrogen bus.
This test is to measure the operational costs of comparable diesel and electric buses. The bus accommodates 43 adults and 31 people who stand.
Global Bus Ventures constructed the vehicle, and it will be run by Christchurch and Eastern Buses for the first two-year trial period. A Ballard fuel cell is installed on the bus, which utilizes ZF drive technology. KMhz, as a source and 80 m as a destination (249 miles).
New Zealand’s city buses will be re-fuelled with green hydrogen at the Ports of Auckland.
We estimate that the trial will cost $1.175 million. Converting to all-electric or hydrogen buses could cost between $150 million and $200 million in total.
four years before the stated goal of 2020 was supposed to end the purchase of new diesel buses for the city of Auckland They have raised their elimination of vehicle emissions to be completed by 2040, on the proviso that the council funds them.