Late last year, the world’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered double-decker buses took to the streets of Aberdeen, Scotland. The 15 hydrogen buses have been managed by the leading coach operator in the city, First Aberdeen. The initiative was part of an £8.3 million project funded by the Aberdeen City Council, the European Union, and the Scottish Government. The vehicles were manufactured in Britain by Wrightbus.
Aberdeen City Council and First Aberdeen are celebrating after their fleet met its first major milestone – completing 100,000 kilometers of operation. In doing so, it has saved an impressive 170,000kg of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere – roughly the same as taking 42 automobiles off the road for a year. The achievement marks a significant stride forward in improving the city’s air quality for its residents.