HyBus Project: Wiener Linien opts for hydrogen instead of hybrid buses

Austria’s largest regional transport company, Wiener Linien in Vienna will receive ten H2.City Gold hydrogen buses from Caetano Bus in the course of 2025, powered by Toyota fuel cell technology. These hydrogen buses are planned for deployment on the 39A line, Heiligenstadt to Sievering, which will become the first hydrogen line in Vienna. The decision to switch to hydrogen buses on line 39A is due to the challenging characteristics of the line, including the gradients and the short stop distances, making hydrogen buses a suitable choice.

The first hydrogen bus in Vienna was implemented as part of the HyBus Implementation project in the December 2021. The HyBus project was developed as part of the Codex partnership of the Green Energy Center Europe in Innsbruck, which researches the two crucial processes “Power on Demand” and “Power to Hydrogen” for the reconstruction of the energy system towards climate neutrality and energy autonomy. The knowledge necessary for the implementation of real economic projects is gained in the two research centers E-West and HyWest. The HyBus project is managed here under HyWest and handled by FEN Research.

As part of the  HyBus Implementation project, another ELEC CITY Fuel Cell is currently in use in the Graz area.

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