In April this year Jo Bamford, Wrightbus new owner (that took over the company when it was close to failure), said he has plans for the rollout of no less than 3,000 hydrogen buses in the UK by 2024, all built in Ballymena. To this extent, Bamford, who also leads a green hydrogen production company named Ryse, asked the government to «unlock the UK’s hydrogen industry» addressing to this issue 500 million pounds. Money that should come from the 5 billion pounds plan announced by prime minister Boris Johnson earlier this year (before the spread of Coronavirus pandemic) to support the purchase of as many as 4,000 zero emission buses in England and Wales. The news is reported on several UK media. According to Bamford, Birmingham alone could witness the deployment of up to 400 hydrogen vehicles.