The business case for zero-emission fuel cell buses for Scandinavia
Scandinavia is at the forefront of the fight against climate change, committing to renewable energy further and faster than any other region in Europe. The people of Scandinavia are moving away from fossil fuels and embracing a zero-emission future with hydrogen.
Public transportation plays a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and is relying on innovation to make the transition to renewable energy. In fact, hydrogen fuel cell technology has already been powering buses in the streets of Oslo, Norway since 2012, travelling over 800,000km.
Today, fuel cell electric buses offer superior cost of ownership versus an all-battery bus and within 20 per cent of the cost of operating diesel buses.”
Fuel cell manufacturers, European bus manufacturers, hydrogen suppliers, and government agencies are all working together to solidify the business case for fuel cell buses for Scandinavian cities and operators. Fuel cell bus capital pricing has decreased considerably as volumes have grown. Since the first deployments in the 1990s, purchasing costs for fuel cell buses have fallen by more than 75 per cent. Today, fuel cell electric buses offer superior cost of ownership versus an all-battery bus and within 20 per cent of the cost of operating diesel buses.
Fuel cell electric buses provide public transit agencies and operators with scalable and affordable zero-emission electric buses which operate like conventional buses. Read on to learn more about the benefits of fuel cell buses for public transportation in Scandinavia.