The Anonymous Widower

New Hydrogen Double-Decker Bus Launched

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Air Quality News.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Arcola Energy and Optare Group have announced the launch of a hydrogen fuel cell double-decker bus.

A few points from the article about the Metrodecker H2 hydrogen bus.

It is based on the design of an electric version of the existing Metrodecker.

  • It will be built in the UK.
  • It will carry 90 passengers.
  • It will have a range of between 200 and 250 miles.
  • It is planned to enter service in 2021.

It looks like we now have three double-deck hydrogen bus projects in the UK, with one each from AlexanderDennis, Optare and Wrightbus.

The Range

The range of the bus between 200 and 250 miles, which depends on specification and capacity, deserves a comment.

This range is of the same order as that of a Tesla Model S with a 75 kWh battery.

April 28, 2020 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. A definite step in the right direction.

    Comment by MauriceGReed | April 29, 2020 | Reply

  2. It was also designed close to where I live in Dalston!

    Comment by AnonW | April 29, 2020 | Reply

  3. […] Optare – See New Hydrogen Double-Decker Bus Launched […]

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