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The first hydrogen bus for Villach's BUS:SI lines

The first hydrogen bus for Villach's BUS:SI lines

The hydrogen vehicle is used for the first time in bus transportation in Villach. The bus is CO2-free, accessible for people with disabilities and offers space for 80 people.

Public transport in Villach can look forward to an attractive and sustainable new addition. The first hydrogen bus is now operating on city roads. The hydrogen-powered vehicle is carbon dioxide neutral and has 31 seats and 49 standing spaces, as well as a wheelchair ramp for people with special needs. Three screens in the passenger cabin show the next stations. The station allows cashless payment, and there are audio announcements when buses are stopping. The range is about 350 kilometers per tank. The eco-car is refueled at a mobile filling station in the Postbus area of ​​Villach.

“Hydrogen plays a central role when it comes to sustainable mobility and has great potential, especially in the field of bus transportation. In Carinthia, we rely heavily on innovations in the field of hydrogen technology and we will continue to focus on this in the future. “We are pleased that Villach will become a pioneer with us.” , confirms State Counselor for Mobility Sebastian Schuschnigg, who financially supports this hydrogen bus on behalf of the state.

City Mayor Günter Alpel: “Public transport is a sustainable concern for the city of Villach, especially in times of mobility transformation. Important steps have already been taken with the introduction of BUS:SI lines and the regular 30-minute service. With the new hydrogen bus, we are sending another strong signal – In line with our slogan #Borderlessgreen.

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“With the hydrogen bus, we are testing a new driving technology in urban regular transport for the first time, which has great potential, especially in combination with the Infineon hydrogen project. With the support of the state of Carinthia, we are taking the next innovative step,” adds City Council Mobility Officer Sacha Gebali-Adé. Towards the shift to mobility.