Volgren and Wrightbus to develop hydrogen buses in Australia

Volgren, a subsidiary of Brazilian manufacturer Marcopolo and Australia’s largest bus manufacturer, has inked a deal with Wrightbus, an Irish bus manufacturer and market leader in Europe and the United Kingdom for hydrogen technology, to develop and launch vehicles in the Australian market. Powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

This collaboration underlines Marcopolo’s presence and leadership in the international market for the adoption of cutting-edge technology.

“We develop solutions focused on sustainable transportation, emission reduction, and environmental preservation in all of the areas where we operate,” says AndrĂ© Armaganijan, Marcopolo’s director of International Business, Commercial Operations, and Foreign Market.

The Australian market will have bus chassis fitted with hydrogen fuel cell technology thanks to both firms’ investments.

“We believe hydrogen has a significant role to play in Australia, and Wrightbus is one of the world’s leading hydrogen bus manufacturers.” Volgren’s CEO, Thiago Deiro, stated, “We are optimistic that the agreement will assist speed the deployment of hydrogen buses in Australia.”

“Volgren, like us, is continually on the front edge of innovative technology to propel the industry ahead.” There are several amazing parallels between the two firms, and we look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration,” says Buta Atwal, CEO of Wrightbus.

Early in 2023, the first automobiles built under the cooperation will be available.

Arnes Biogradlija
Creative Content Director at EnergyNews.Biz

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