€106M JIVE 2 project launches in Europe; 152 fuel cell buses across 14 European cities #BelugaSolar https://t.co/TAZOcZlijO
The collaborative project is an expansion of the JIVE initiative which is now entering its second year of activity. (Earlier post .) Combined, the JIVE projects will deploy nearly 300 fuel cell buses in 22 cities across Europe by the early 2020s—the largest deployment in Europe to date. Stricter air quality regulations being introduced by some cities and municipalities will see current diesel buses banned from many city centers over the next few years. Fuel cell electric buses represent a viable alternative for public transport authorities, offering the same operational flexibility as diesel buses but without the harmful tailpipe emissions. By the end of the project, JIVE 2 aims to prove the operational capacity of fuel cell buses and to lay the foundations for uptake on a large scale. This will involve addressing a number of barriers currently preventing widespread uptake...