First HyBatt bus with hydrogen fuel cell drive delivered to UVG

In the presence of the Brandenburg Ministers of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection and of Infrastructure and Regional Planning, Axel Vogel and Guido Beermann, Clean Logistics delivered the first HyBatt bus to Uckermärkische Verkehrsgesellschaft (UVG). The Mercedes-Benz Citaro, which has been converted to a hydrogen fuel cell drive, has a powerful energy system with a range of over 300 kilometres. The new local bus will be used on the route to the Lower Oder Valley National Park in north-eastern Brandenburg and will begin emission-free passenger service.

The alternative drive concept developed by Clean Logistics is CO2-neutral and resource-saving. The conversion technology leads to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions compared with the production of a new bus. In order to build up a climate-neutral and sustainable vehicle fleet, transport associations do not have to purchase any new vehicles, thus eliminating a significant source of CO2 emissions. In this way, a climate-polluting diesel bus has been taken off the road and equipped with future technology that is compatible with the climate. In addition, bus drivers do not have to adapt to a new type of vehicle.

Clean Logistics will be delivering another HyBatt bus to UVG before the end of Q3 2021. Clean Logistics is currently significantly expanding its existing conversion resources. Negotiations are currently underway with additional transport associations to start converting conventional diesel buses to hydrogen-powered vehicles. The start of the series conversion of conventional buses and semi-trailer trucks to hydrogen-powered vehicles will take place in 2022. There is already strong demand from fleet operators. Enquiries about conversions are currently in the high three-digit range.

(Photo: Dr Michael Tautenhahn)

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