Hydrogen for Public Transportation: How some European cities are adopting hydrogen fuel cells for public transit

Fuel cell powered vehicles operate by flowing hydrogen over a membrane and combining it with oxygen.  This generates electricity, heat, and water.  Compared with traditional gas and diesel powered buses, they drive similarly with the same range and not susceptible to the drawbacks of battery powered vehicles such as decreased range and lengthy recharge times.  Many European cities have incorporated their fleet of buses over to hydrogen fuel cells and the number of buses in operation are increasing every month.  Emmen and Barcelona have both made large orders in September making 23 cities in Europe with currently operational hydrogen bus lines and another 37 cities planning to launch within t

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