Van Hool, manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, will lead a consortium of 14 partners across six European member states. Between 2015 and 2019, together, they will realise the commissioning of 21 hydrogen fuel cell buses in London (UK), Rome (Italy), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Cherbourg (France) and Flanders (Belgium). The project, which has been given the name 3Emotion (Environmentally Friendly, Efficient, Electric Motion), will run for five years (2015 – 2019) and will have a total budget of 41.8 million Euros. The European Commission will cover 15 million Euros of the total amount.

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Pictures: fuel cell electric bus currently in operation in Antwerp (Flanders, Belgium)