By the time of the beginning of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, the zero emission bus project CHIC (Clean Hydrogen in European Cities) has already saved more than three million litres of diesel, thereby illustrating that fuel cell bus technology is already serviceable and contributing to the reduction of CO2emissions.
Daily emissions in the transport sector amount to around a quarter of all CO2 emissions in Europe, with urban transport accounting for 40% of all road transport emissions. Fuel cell buses make a crucial contribution to reducing emissions in the road sector. Over a period of six years, 56 fuel cell buses in 8 European cities were deployed. In this way a saving of more than 6,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases have been achieved.
At the end of the CHIC project in 2016, the participating cities Aargau (Switzerland), London (United Kingdom), Oslo (Norway), Bolzano and Milan (Italy) as well as Cologne and Hamburg (Germany) plan an extension of the use of the vehicles.
For further information: www.chic-project.eu