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As a part of Aberdeen's net-zero vision to tackle air pollution, the city was the first in the world to put hydrogen-powered buses in its streets. The project was led by Aberdeen City Council, which set out to always improve the environmental and economical aspects of the city - and in the long run, the country.
Just a few weeks after the buses arrived they were ready to hit the streets. But first, they had to undergo testing stages where they were driven around the city.
Four months ago, Aberdeens project was the first globally to use hydrogen-powered double-decker buses. Jenny Laing, who is Aberdeen's City Council Co-Leader Councillor, said in a statement:
"We are very proud to bring the world’s first hydrogen-powered double-decker buses to Aberdeen as it shows the city continues to be at the forefront of developing green technologies. We look forward to seeing the new hydrogen double-deckers being tested around the streets of Aberdeen over the next few weeks before they come into service."
The hydrogen busses have been manufactured in Northern Ireland by a company called Wrightbus. The owner and executive chairman of Wrightbus', Jo Bamford, explained in the same statement that these buses "represent the start of what could be a world-leading hydrogen economy here in Scotland which will bring with it multi-million-pound investments and tens of thousands of jobs."
The bus company First Aberdeen began with running 15 of Wrightbus’ double-decker in early November 2020. Great inspiration for other cities and countries!
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