Leading bus manufacturer Wrightbus has prevented an incredible one million kilograms (1,000 tonnes) of harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions entering the atmosphere since the launch of its world-first hydrogen double decker buses – just two years after the company was bought out of administration.
The reduction in emissions, from 600,000 miles covered by Wrightbus’s fleet of hydrogen-powered buses, is the equivalent of taking more than 230 cars off the roads for a whole year.
Wrightbus launched its first zero-emission bus – the Streetdeck Hydroliner – last year in Aberdeen, with the fleet entering passenger service in January 2021. The Hydroliner bus emits only water from its tailpipe, with no harmful emissions.
In addition to the Aberdeen fleet, the company’s zero emission hydrogen buses are currently in operation in London, Dublin and Belfast. A further 20 buses have been delivered to Birmingham, with several other local authorities looking to introduce them to their town and city streets to improve local air quality.
Wrightbus also recently unveiled the Streetdeck Electroliner – its first double-decker EV bus, and the fastest charging double deck EV on the market at just two hours 45 minutes.