Dundee City Council is participating in an ambitious pan-European project for the commercialisation and deployment of fuel cell electric buses and refuelling infrastructure across European cities – Joint Initiative for Hydrogen Vehicles across Europe (JIVE/JIVE2). Aberdeen and Dundee are two Scottish cities participating in this initiative along with a further fourteen European cities. Dundee anticipates the delivery of twelve hydrogen fuel cell electric buses in 2022. The glider double decker buses will be procured from Optare (a UK bus manufacturer) and then converted to hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains by leading systems integration company, Arcola Energy.
The Hydrogen Accelerator is providing on-going project support and has provided techno-economic assessment and technical specifications to support the procurement of buses and the hydrogen refuelling infrastructure that will be based at Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc. Having the hydrogen refuelling infrastructure at MSIP will enable further roll-out of fuel cell electric vehicles and refuelling across the Tay Region.