The Anonymous Widower

Government Boosts Hydrogen Buses With £26m

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Energy Live ~News.

These are the first two paragraphs.

A Northern Irish bus company is receiving £26 million in funding to build electric and hydrogen buses.

Wrightbus built the world’s first hydrogen double-decker bus in 2020 and is now looking to export its zero-emission buses worldwide to Australia, Germany, Italy, France and Spain.

Other points from the article include.

  • Wrightbus are aiming to build 3,000 zero-emission buses.
  • Jobs could increase by 300.
  • They would like to increase exports by 40 %.

It looks like there’s a future in zero-emission buses.


November 2, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. It would be good to read about all of bus building companies contributing to public transport industry in the UK. What about Switch Mobility from Leeds and now owned by India’s Ashok Leyland, the Alexander Dennis association with BYD and not to overlook the contributions from Volvo, Mercedes’ eCitaro and the world’s biggest bus builder Yutong.
    Just the other day Norfolk’s Equipmake announced that they have repowered a Wrightbus New Routemaster with a battery-electric driveline, which includes 400kW/h of battery storage and their in-house designed 400kW electric motor. This is expected to deliver a range of 150 miles – and TfL haven’t had to spend a penny on this conversion, something London taxpayers must appreciate.

    Comment by fammorris | November 2, 2022 | Reply

  2. Good news about the New Routemaster, as these are just ripe for conversion to either battery-electric or hydrogen, if Cummins developed a hydrogen version of their B-series engine. I thought that Cummins would get in first, as think of all the piblicity. They’ve also got a lot of life in them, as I’ve been on a refurbished one and it had an immaculate interior.

    On the other hand we really shouldn’t be dealing with the Chinese.

    Comment by AnonW | November 2, 2022 | Reply

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