The Hydrogen Bus Alliance is an international group of transit agencies and institutions actively engaged in adopting hydrogen buses for zero-emission public transport.

At present, the Alliance represents a cumulative fleet of over 16,000 buses (mostly diesel buses) and an average yearly purchase of over 1,400 city buses each year. As a growing number of regions are interested in joining the Alliance, the size of the combined fleet is expected to grow.

The Alliance will put into service 52 fuel cell hybrid buses by spring 2012 and, by the same period, will have helped other cities in adopting a further 8 buses.

As such, the HBA is the world’s most active hydrogen bus adopter.

The Alliance aims

The HBA regions all intend to procure hydrogen buses on a continuous basis as hydrogen buses move towards commercial viability in the 2010-2020 timescale. HBA’s primary objectives over the next years are:

  • To promote the use of hydrogen buses in other regions and cities, by expanding Alliance membership and sharing our extensive experience in matter of hydrogen and hydrogen buses;
  • To promote joint activities, acting as a coordinated group of bus adopters and using projects and intelligent procurement to drive costs down
  • Ensuring a fruitful, long-term dialogue between operators and industry
  • Making the case for support programs to back the technology as it moves towards commercialization

Key recent activities

HBA Update 2011

Alliance activities on hydrogen fuelled public transit buses in 2011

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