Wrightbus to present hydrogen capabilities at Welsh show

Wrightbus will be showcasing the capabilities of hydrogen at the Hydrogen Day event in Cardiff on 10 October.

The Northern Ireland-based firm will be exhibiting its hydrogen double-decker at the event. The company launched its first zero-emission bus, the Streetdeck Hydroliner, in 2020 in Aberdeen, with the fleet entering passenger service in January 2021. The Hydroliner bus emits only water from its tailpipe, with no harmful emissions.

Hosted by HyCymru, the Hydrogen Day event is being held in the Senedd, the home of the Welsh Parliament. It forms part of the National Hydrogen Day celebrations on 8 October. Featuring a number of guest speakers, it will highlight the benefits and opportunities of hydrogen as a long-term renewable energy source in Wales.

“Our buses are world-leading and are helping to play an important part in the UK’s ambitions for decarbonisation” – Phil Owen, Head of Sales (Key Accounts) at Wrightbus

Phil Owen, Head of Sales (Key Accounts) at Wrightbus who will be representing the firm at the show, said: “We are immensely proud to be showcasing our hydrogen show bus at the show in Cardiff and are looking forward to sharing with visitors what it is capable of.

“This event is a fantastic opportunity for us to show we are interested in supporting Wales in its drive towards zero-emission public transport.

“The UK has an opportunity to be a world leader in hydrogen production. Hydrogen technology has the potential to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs in all parts of the UK, covering many different sectors.

“Our buses are world-leading and are helping to play an important part in the UK’s ambitions for decarbonisation.

“Now more than ever before is the time to showcase the many benefits of hydrogen.”

Earlier this year, Wrightbus delivered an initial 20 hydrogen fuel cell buses for the Go-Ahead Group to carry passengers on routes in the Gatwick Airport, Crawley and Horley area. Once fully delivered, the fleet will comprise 54 vehicles and will be one of the biggest hydrogen bus fleets in the UK.

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