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WA to wrap up its hydrogen bus trial

Posted by Car Geek on September 7, 2007

Perth's H2 bus, image from Australian Institute of Energy. Western Australia’s hydrogen fuel cell bus will be retired in early September after covering 260,000 km as part of the Transperth fleet. The WA Planning and Infrastructure Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, said that the buses have saved more than 300 tonnes of greenhouse gases that would have otherwise been emitted using standard diesel buses (although it is not clear whether this includes greenhouse gases emitted during production of the hydrogen, which was made at BP’s Kwinana refinery).

The project, which received $13 million in state and federal government funding, was part of an international trial involving Hamburg, Stuttgart, Luxembourg, Stockholm, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Reykjavik, Madrid, Porto and Beijing, said Ms MacTiernan. “Most of the cities have finished their trials, while Beijing is close to finishing and Hamburg and Amsterdam have continued on to a fourth year with nine and three buses respectively.”

It is not known if or when the hydrogen fuel cell bus will return to Perth roads.

(Source: Australasian Bus News)

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2 Responses to “WA to wrap up its hydrogen bus trial”

  1. JDolan said

    Thanks for the blog post! Have a great morning! -Jamie Dolan- Neenah, WI

  2. JamieD said

    Thanks for the blog post! Have a great morning! -Jamie Dolan- Neenah, WI

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