Seven more hydrogen buses for the X1 service

The next few weeks will see seven buses with this zero-emissions technology come into operation on the X1 route, this first to use hydrogen buses in the Spanish state. TMB is set to bring up to 60 of these vehicles into service by 2025.

26/05/2022 18:04 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) is continuing to back sustainable mobility by adding seven hydrogen vehicles to the X1 service: four new buses come into service on Monday, 30 May, with three more to come in June. All seven come in addition to the first hydrogen bus circulating in the Spanish state, on this same XpresBus route connecting the city centre with the interchanges in Francesc Macià and Glòries.

In addition, TMB is set to add up to 60 vehicles using this zero-emissions technology by 2025.

TMB’s Strategic Plan 2025 boosts the acquisition of more sustainable vehicles to minimise the impact of bus travel on the environment. This transformation is a reality, as between 2021 and 2024 the fleet will include 210 hybrid natural gas vehicles, 154 electric vehicles and 46 which run on hydrogen.

Opting for this mobility technology will require TMB to invest nearly 410 million euros to purchase clean energy vehicles between now and 2026.

As the most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen is a hugely versatile source of energy which should play a prominent role in transport, storage and the instant conversion into practical power for various types of energy.