By September 2022, Moscow will begin testing hydrogen fuel cell buses.
At the Moscow Urban Forum, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed an agreement to that effect with officials of KAMAZ and RUSNANO. On the foundation of the SVARZ factory, a center for the manufacture of hydrogen buses will be established.
Hydrogen refueling is a convenient and cost-effective method of refueling urban transit. When hydrogen fuel is burned, just water vapor and heat are emitted. In the winter, the heat may be used to warm the bus cabin—convenient, it’s safe, and emits no pollutants.
“Improving the environment is one of our most important priorities in Moscow. We continue to adapt public transport in accordance with the “green” agenda. It is important for us to create a modern, convenient, environmentally friendly transport in Russia. Today we are working on the creation of a hydrogen bus—the most modern urban surface transport in the world. It will be developed on the basis of SVARZ plant for the production of electric buses. This will be a Russian development for Moscow and the residents of the city. New hydrogen buses will become the most environmentally friendly, innovative and safe transport for passengers of our city,” said Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport.