Driving towards a sustainable future at full pace

Meet the revolutionary Hydroliner, the world's first hydrogen double deck from Wrightbus which is leading the way in zero-emissions technology.

The first hydrogen-fuelled double deck bus on Earth to go into production, the StreetDeck Hydroliner is already in operation in Aberdeen, London, Belfast, and Dublin - with interest from around the globe.

Wrightbus is in discussions with operators from the USA, Australia, South America, and the Far East as authorities race to hit net-zero targets.

The figures make for incredible reading - in the first three months of this year alone, Wrightbus’ iconic fleet in Aberdeen saved 170 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Add in clean-air filtration systems and a refuel time of just eight minutes and it’s clear what hydrogen is exciting operators.

Founded in 1946, Wrightbus has been at the forefront of public transport for 75 years and is still based in the heart of Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

Rescued from administration by green entrepreneur Jo Bamford in October 2019, the company is going from strength to strength, also launching a class-leading electric bus as well as an advanced telematics system to give real-time updates on performance, maintenance, and CO2 savings.

CEO Buta Atwal, who last week took the wraps off a fleet of 20 hydrogen buses alongside London Mayor Sadiq Khan, said Wrightbus continued to deliver on its net-zero promise.

“We have already witnessed the astonishing impact our hydrogen buses have had on the streets of Aberdeen, saving more than 170 tonnes of CO2 in the first three months of operation alone, and now we’re on the streets of London to help clean up the toxic city fumes too,” Mr. Atwal explained.

“Sadiq Khan was clear in his mission to turn London’s iconic red buses green and, by partnering with Wrightbus, the most important city in the world is able to clean up its act.

“I am hugely proud of the strides we have made in the last two years but this is no time to stand still and say ‘we’ve done it'. Pioneering this technology means we have to lead from the front.

“We are constantly developing and evolving our platforms to squeeze every last ounce of efficiency out of the system and give customers old and new that legendary Wrightbus service. Just as importantly, we are creating vital UK jobs using buses designed and made in the UK. It is a huge plus for us.”

Enhancing the Union’s reputation as pioneers of hydrogen adoption and production, Wrightbus has a core team of developers and designers at its factory in Ballymena.

“We have some incredible talent here at Wrightbus right across the board, from design through to production, which means we are perfectly placed to continue leading the way in zero-emission technology,” Mr. Atwal concluded.

“Wrightbus is growing and we are always looking for the best new talent on the market to come and join us.”

“We have already witnessed the astonishing impact our hydrogen buses have had on the streets of Aberdeen, saving more than 170 tonnes of CO2 in the first three months of operation alone, and now we’re on the streets of London to help clean up the toxic city fumes too,"
Buta Atwal
Wrightbus CEO

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Notes to editors:

Wrightbus, based in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, builds the world’s lightest bus chassis and has developed the world’s first double-decker hydrogen bus. Owned by Jo Bamford, who bought the business in 2019, Wrightbus is at the vanguard of the zero-emission bus movement. The first hydrogen buses are in operation in Aberdeen and London, with more local authorities looking to introduce them to their fleet over the coming years.

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