The mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin announced that KAMAZ and RUSNANO recently signed an agreement on the production of a hydrogen fuel cell electric buses.
“One of the main priorities of our work is to improve the environmental friendliness of public transport in Moscow. And today we are taking another step – we have signed an agreement with KAMAZ and RUSNANO on the production of a hydrogen electric bus.”
A center for the production of hydrogen buses will be created on the basis of SVARZ plant.
“Hydrogen requires a responsible attitude, so hydrogen electric buses will undergo rigorous testing. The first tests will begin next year. And in 2023 we plan to open an assembly plant for innovative transport, ”Sobyanin wrote.
He continued, “Traditional combustion engines are a thing of the past. More than two years ago, we started changing from diesel buses to electric buses. Today they make up almost 10% of the park. Now we are preparing to produce hydrogen transport.
It will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 10 times. When hydrogen is used, only steam and heat are released, which can be used to heat the interior in winter. In addition, it is convenient and economical to refuel buses with hydrogen – this can be done once a day.
Hydrogen requires a responsible attitude, which is why hydrogen electric buses will undergo rigorous testing. The first tests will begin next year. And in 2023, we plan to open an assembly plant for innovative vehicles.”