Wrightbus hits CO2-saving milestone
Half a million kg of CO2 has been saved by Wrightbus hydrogen deckers
Wrightbus has prevented 500,000kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions entering the atmosphere since the launch of its hydrogen double-decker.
The reduction in emissions, from over 300,000 miles covered by Wrightbus’ fleet of hydrogen-powered buses, is the equivalent of taking 118 cars off the roads for a year.
Wrightbus launched its first zero-emission bus, the Streetdeck Hydroliner, last year in Aberdeen, with the fleet entering passenger service in January 2021. The Hydroliner emits only water from its tailpipe, with no harmful emissions.
In addition to the Aberdeen fleet, the company’s hydrogen buses are currently in operation in London, Dublin and Belfast. A further 20 buses are due to enter operation in Birmingham later this year, with several other local authorities looking to introduce them to their town and city streets to improve local air quality.
Wrightbus also unveiled the Streetdeck Electroliner at the ITT Hub event last month, its first double-decker EV bus. It has been dubbed the fastest charging double-deck EV on the market at just two hours 45 minutes.
“Pioneering this technology, making it in the UK and sourcing as many parts as possible from UK businesses, means we have to lead from the front” – Jo Bamford
Wrightbus Executive Chairman, Jo Bamford, said: “To reach these milestones of preventing 500,000kgs of CO2 entering the atmosphere and covering 300,000 miles is incredible.
“I am hugely proud of the strides we have made in the last two years but this is no time to stand still and say ‘we’ve done it’.
“We are constantly developing and evolving our platforms to squeeze every last ounce of efficiency out of the system and give customers old and new that legendary Wrightbus service. Just as importantly, we are furthering the hydrogen economy and creating vital UK jobs using buses designed and made in the UK. It is a huge plus for us.
“Pioneering this technology, making it in the UK and sourcing as many parts as possible from UK businesses, means we have to lead from the front.”