Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI) and a UK based independent global bus manufacturers, will supply 20 zero-emission hydrogen double-deck buses to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
The Enviro400FCEV has been developed on ADL’s next-generation H2.0 platform and will be powered by a Ballard fuel cell power module through the Voith Electrical Drive System. This is the first order for ADL’s H2.0 second-generation hydrogen platform, designed to be more energy efficient to cover greater distances between refuelling, while the integral vehicle perfectly balances weight and maximises saloon space.
The 20 ADL Enviro400FCEV buses will initially serve the City Region’s busiest route, the 10A between St Helens and Liverpool city centre.
The region’s existing fleet is already comprised of over 70% low emissions. The hydrogen bus project is an important part of Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s ‘Vision for Bus’, aiming to build a better, more reliable and affordable bus network for the City Region.
Furthermore, the city’s broader plans include building hydrogen refuelling facilities later this year, the first of its kind in the North West.
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said, “82% of all journeys on public transport in our region are taken by bus, and this new fleet will give people a clean, green and comfortable way to get about.”
Paul Davies, ADL President & Managing Director, said, “With its investment in this new fleet of hydrogen buses, the Combined Authority has chosen the latest in clean technology for the Liverpool City Region.”