Russia plans to roll out hydrogen-fuelled buses in 2024
Russia's industry ministry said on April 22 it expects hydrogen-fuelled buses to start operations in the country in 2024, as part of efforts to decarbonise road transport.
Under a broader decree by Russian president Vladimir Putin on addressing the country's emissions, the plan is to create a prototype for the country's first city bus to run on hydrogen fuel cells by the end of this year, the ministry said. The mass introduction of hydrogen-fuelled public transport will only be possible if there is sufficient refuelling infrastructure in place, it said.
Russian heavy vehicle manufacturer Kamaz said last week it was developing a hydrogen-fuelled bus prototype that should be ready by year-end. It will then be tested for certification.