First ever fuel cell bus goes on trial in Ireland


By Jim Gibbins - 1st February 2021

Portugal / Japan / Ireland - Hydrogen Ireland (HI) of Dublin says it has undertaken a multi-week, in-service, trial of the Caetano H2.CityGold hydrogen fuel cell bus in the Dublin area in Ireland. HMI is a partnership of businesses from across many sectors, together with public sector and academic stakeholders co-operating to deliver a co-ordinated approach to the introduction of cutting-edge technology to ensure Ireland can benefit from being an early starter in adopting environmental transport solutions.

The H2.CityGold, built by Portuguese bus and coach manufacturer Caetano Bus in Vila Nova de Gaia, is powered by a Toyota fuel cell stack. It is the first ever Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) put into public service operation in Ireland, giving real in-use information about the potential for large scale introduction of this technology, in everyday driving conditions and at a challenging time of the year in terms of weather.

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