We had already written about it in September 2023. Hydrogen is one of the paths firmly taken by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) to make its bus fleet zero-emission.
And so TMB has made official the purchase of 36 Solaris-signed 12-meter buses for a total of 23,396,400 euros (Urbino 12 H2 model), awarded following a public competition in September. This is TMB’s largest purchase of hydrogen vehicles and is funded by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, as part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan – Next Generation.
And that’s not all, as TMB will also add two 18-meter buses, also by Solaris: they will be the first hydrogen-powered articulated buses to run throughout Spain. The expectation is that these buses will be incorporated during the second half of this year, in which the new fleet will consist of 232 electric buses and 44 hydrogen buses, which will allow TMB to reduce CO₂ emissions by 4,785 tons and NOx emissions by 22 tons.
TMB President Laia Bonet said: «With this order TMB will go from 8 hydrogen vehicles, which currently run for the X1 line, to 46 buses. TMB is a benchmark for hydrogen and sustainable mobility in Europe».