1 Million kgs of harmful CO2 saved by Wrightbus

1 Million kgs of harmful CO2 saved by Wrightbus

Wrightbus Zero-emission Hydrogen buses have now prevented one million kgs of CO2 entering the atmosphere…

As the COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference gets underway we could not be more proud to have saved an incredible one million kilograms (1,000 tonnes) of harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions entering the atmosphere since the launch of our world-first hydrogen double decker buses.

The reduction in emissions, from 600,000 miles covered by our fleet of hydrogen-powered buses, is the equivalent of taking more than 230 cars off the roads for a whole year.

We launched the 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, we also have our zero emission hydrogen buses 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.

We also recently unveiled the Streetdeck Electroliner – our first double-decker EV bus, and the fastest charging double deck EV on the market at just two hours 45 minutes.

In the run-up to the COP26 climate conference which begins in Glasgow this weekend, the first ever Streetdeck Hydroliner model undertook a nationwide tour from London to Scotland: The UK Hydrogen Roadshow #hydrogenroadshow

The Roadshow – a partnership between Wrightbus, Ryze Hydrogen and hydrogen production company INEOS – saw our bus travel a 600-mile route, taking in businesses along the way to highlight the potential that low-carbon hydrogen fuel has to play in various industries, including aviation, construction, heating and transport.

Our journey ended at Jordanhill School, in Glasgow, where pupils learned all about hydrogen and its potential to help prevent climate change.

When green entrepreneur Jo Bamford took over Wrightbus in October 2019, only 56 staff remained in the business. Just two years on, and largely thanks to our new zero emission products, Wrigtbus is now on track to have more than 900 staff over the next few months once our latest recruitment drive is complete.

“Hitting such a landmark on the eve of COP26 is incredibly emotive,” says Wrightbus Executive Chairman Jo Bamford.

“When we set out on this journey our aim was to offer multiple zero-emission solutions, but to see this number on paper – one million kgs of CO2 saved – really puts our efforts into context.”

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