The CHIC implementation strategy, is based on staged introduction and build-up of Fuel Cell Hydrogen (FCH) bus fleets and supporting infrastructure in Europe.
Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Whistler (Canada)
In total they will have 37 FC buses in operation. These regions either already have established or soon to be implemented hydrogen FC bus projects which are funded from sources outide the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. These are generally regions which have considerable learning and expertise in hydrogen powered transport which will be shared with all other partners in CHIC. Phase 0 regions are, to a large extent, the ‘leaders and teachers’ of the CHIC project.
Aargau, Bolzano/Bozen, Milan, London, Oslo
They will deploy a minimum of 26 FC buses. These regions are the ‘heart’ of CHIC – the expanding core of hydrogen transport in Europe. Five European regions will deploy a minimum of 26 new FCH buses in their public transport fleets and implement new hydrogen infrastructure. They represent the expansion of hydrogen powered transport in both numbers of regions and size of fleets.
Some 14 regions in France, Spain, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, and Poland.
Phase 2 represents the future expansion for hydrogen powered transport in Europe. These regions will be formally represented by one leading city in this project and the rest will be directly targeted in, and benefit from the dissemination work package of the project. These regions have expressed a substantial political desire to become involved in hydrogen bus deployment. Phase 2 regions will be the ‘next generation leaders and teachers’.
The 3 phases will link multiple cities with different levels of experience in informal alliances to facilitate the smooth introduction and comercialisation of hydrogen powered public transport.