On May 30, Ruter the Oslo transport authority welcomed the 5 CHIC Oslo fuel cell hybride buses to Oslo in stylthe e with a grand fanfare and a hilarious comedian who sweeped to crowd to “embrace” the new clean buses and the state of art refueling station full of green hydrogen. The buses will be servicing a 15 min trip each way to the national theatre in Oslo.
The Norsk Hydorgen Forum invited to dignitaries to a conference afterwards presented its strategy to develop Norway into a world leader im the development of a sustainable hydrogen infrastructure involving more SME’s. Paul Jenné, responsible manager for fuel cell bus supplier Van Hool, indicated that Oslo saw a primeur of having the first three axe fuel cell buses in the world. Xavier Vigor ,CEO Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, who is responsble for the hydrogen refuelling station at the Ruter depot, referred to Air Liquide’s objective to ensure that its hydrogen production will be50 % sustainable in 2020. With the upcoming launch of Swiss Postauto buses CHIC fuel cell hybride bus roll out is well under way! The Region of Akershus who co-financed the buses recently joined HyER.