London looks its best when touring on a Hydrogen Bus! June 14, 2011
5 Fuel Cell Hydrogen Buses under the CHIC project are currently in London. By the end of 2011 there will be a total of 8 CHIC Fuel Cell Hydrogen (FCH) buses running on the RV1 route in Central London – which takes passengers in Covent Garden, the Tower of London and the South Bank.
European Leaders are also enjoying hydrogen transport. In a one day visit to London the EU Transport Commissioner, Siim Kallas, did not miss his opportunity to hop on a CHIC bus and tour the city of London. On his visit he explored the local pioneering practices in sustainable and smart city planning. The Vice-President of the European Commission met Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL), and later Mayor Boris Johnson. Discussion topics included congestion charging, smart ticketing and contingency planning for the Olympic Games in 2012, cycling schemes and road space management.