Liverpool will soon see the introduction of 20 hydrogen-powered buses.
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) announced that it has secured an order for the buses that will run on the 10A route between St Helens and Liverpool City Centre.
The Enviro400FCEV buses have been constructed on ADL’s net-generation H2.0 platform and are powered by a fuel cell power module supplied by Ballard Power Systems.
Such order is part of Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s “Vision for Bus,” which aims to make the city’s bus service more reliable, economical, and cleaner.
Mayor Rotheram also wants to construct hydrogen refueling stations as part of this endeavor.
“82 percent of all journeys on public transportation in our region are taken by bus, and this new fleet will give residents a clean, green, and comfortable means to get around,” Mayor Rotheram said of the city’s transportation plans.
“Reforming our bus network is a massive part of my plan for an integrated London-style transport network that makes traveling around our region quick, cheap and reliable.
“We want to be doing our bit to tackle climate change and improve air quality across the region too. These buses will be a really important part of making that happen.
Alongside the hydrogen refuelling facilities we’re building and some of the other exciting green projects we’re investing in, our region is leading the Green Industrial Revolution.”
Welcoming the orders, and ADL’s involvement in Mayor Rotheram’s plans, Paul Davies, ADL President and Managing Director, said, “With its investment in this new fleet of hydrogen buses, the Combined Authority has chosen the latest in clean technology for the Liverpool City Region.
“We are delighted they have put their confidence in ADL to deliver their green agenda. Our next generation H2.0 platform builds on 25 years of experience in hydrogen fuel cell technology.
“Designed and built in Britain, these buses will help to secure skilled jobs and apprenticeships across the bus manufacturing industry which is hugely important as we continue the decarbonisation journey.”