About the Hydrogen Bus Alliance

A number of international cities and regions with large bus fleets have formed an alliance on hydrogen buses. These cities and regions represent leading adopters of new bus technologies on their respective continents and plan to act as leaders in the move to cleaner fuels for urban public transit. At present, the alliance represents a cumulative fleet of over 12,000 buses and an average yearly purchase of over 1,200 city buses each year. A number of other cities and regions are keen to join the Alliance and we expect the size of the combined fleet to grow accordingly.

Aims and objectives of the Hydrogen Bus Alliance

The aim of the Alliance is to:

Demonstrate to potential suppliers of hydrogen buses and refuelling
infrastructure that substantial markets exist for these technologies
once key commercial targets are reached.
Communicate with suppliers on the practical targets and barriers to
commercialisation of hydrogen buses and associated refuelling
Achieve economies of scale where possible through demonstrating
joint demand to suppliers.
Encourage suppliers to move towards the commercialisation of
hydrogen buses as soon as possible.
Procure and operate hydrogen buses in public transport operation
from 2008 onwards.
Share information and experiences with other cities and regions in the
Act as a united body for dialogue with international funding and
technology demonstration programs.
Increase the number of committed cities and transit agencies in the
Bus Alliance.

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