The Thuringian Ministry for the Environment, Energy, and Nature Conservation has pledged support for the acquisition of six new hydrogen fuel cell buses and the expansion of infrastructure for urban transport in Weimar, Germany. The news is reported on local trade media

Three first hydrogen buses were delivered in the city in late 2023.

Fuel cell buses for Weimar

The recent funding decision totals approximately 4.8 million euros. The funding, sourced partly from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2021-2027 and Thuringia’s state funds, will support the replacement of six diesel buses, alongside infrastructure upgrades including the expansion of the hydrogen workshop and depot conversion. Total costs are estimated at around 7 million euros.

Bernd Wagner, Managing Director of Stadtwirtschaft Weimar, is quoted as saying: “This funding is the key element we need to advance our transition to hydrogen fuel cell buses. It provides us with the necessary planning security and allows us to proceed with the expansion.”

Energy Minister Bernhard Stengele emphasized the importance of diverse mobility solutions tailored to different regions, highlighting the potential for Weimar’s hydrogen bus initiative to serve as a valuable model elsewhere.


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