The hydrogen buses are predominantly operating on the Service 19 route in Aberdeen. To support the fleet’s deployment, Wrightbus installed a support team of hydrogen specialists on the ground in Aberdeen as well as an escalation team and a technical back-up team on 24-hour call.
Ian Gillott, Wrightbus Group Director, said: “To reach 100,000 miles is a significant milestone. It is a credit to Aberdeen City Council and to First Bus that they have embraced this new technology so readily, putting Aberdeen firmly and historically on the zero emissions map.”
It has been calculated that since launching into customer service in January, the fleet of 15 First Aberdeen buses has already saved 170,000kg of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, the equivalent of taking 42 cars off the road for a year.