On 27 May 2013, the EU co-funded Clean Hydrogen In European Cities (CHIC) project was presented at the 60th UIPT World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition which took on 26-30 May in Geneva. The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is a global network of nearly 3 400 public transport professionals from more than 92 countries and represents urban and regional passenger transport operators, authorities and supplying and service industry, as well as a broad range of other mobility actors.

Visitors had the opportunity to visit the fuel cell hydrogen buses participating in the Clean Hydrogen In European Cities (CHIC) project at the stand of PostAuto. PostAuto has been operating the 5 hydrogen buses since 2011 in and around Brugg (Switzerland) within the framework of the CHIC project.

A CHIC student day was arranged inviting Swiss students to learn more on the technology and the infrastructure developed within the project.  A group of 12 students accompanied by their professor from the Swiss school for Electrical Energy Systems “HES-SO HEIG-VD”  attended the exhibition and discussed with PostAuto’s Nikoletta Seraidou on the technical infrastructure and bus performance. Through animated presentations and videos, students showed a genuine interest on the buses performing in the other CHIC cities. HyER supported this dissemination activity and informed participants on the framework of the European programme.

Furthermore, visitors also had the opportunity to drive on a CHIC fuel cell bus.

Watch here the video on the fuel cell bus produced by UITP (watch at 4:48′).

More information on the bus is available here.

The CHIC project is co-funded by the EU’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).