First-of-its-kind hydrogen bus being developed for Sweden

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H2X, an Australian-based global automotive and power unit company that specializes in hydrogen has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Trelleborg Municipality to develop the City’s first-ever hydrogen high floor buses and a waste truck.

The project, carried out in collaboration with local energy company Trelleborg Energi, proposes a new environmentally friendly bus that will be the first high floor buses and the first from H2X Global in Europe. The new buses will have both hydrogen fuel cells and super capacitors for use as a school bus across the city and outer regions.

The non-binding MOU between H2X and the Trelleborg Municipality creates additional jobs in Sweden as the production of commercial vehicles for Trelleborg will come from H2X’s European HQ based in Sweden where the full production and Service is located increasing further volume to the recent awarded MoU with the City of Gothenburg.

Magnus Sahlin CEO for Trelleborg Energi said: “This memorandum marks another leap forward in the zero-carbon ambitions for the municipality. We want to show that sustainable energy and mobility solutions are not about the future, but about making changes today. The first hydrogen bus and waste truck prove how we take concrete steps towards zero-emission transport in the region. With the first fueling station up and running in Trelleborg in January 2023, these initiatives are an amazing start in transforming the vehicle sector in this region.”

CEO and founder of H2X Global, Brendan Norman added: “Sweden has one of the most progressive Hydrogen strategies, projects and activities in Europe, but we need to continue to act now to tackle climate change to improve our cities air quality. Introducing hydrogen buses and commercial vehicles to authorities’ fleet, by using the right technology for the varying operational requirements will help us all breathe cleaner air.”

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