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Jesus christ. You can literally buy BEV buses off the shelf yet this clown is probably going to succeed in conning a whole city in to buying this rubbish. You can see a bit of his spiel in the article.

“The UK missed the opportunity to become global leaders in battery technology, we must not repeat this mistake with hydrogen.”

I'm sure it will come as no surprise to anyone he's trying to get a grant of £500 MILLION.

'Roughly about £200m of this is needed to build the hydrogen production facilities and bespoke, zero emission transportation vehicles to take it to bus depots in city centres.'

Or just use electricity?
 

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Aberdeen has already blown that kind of fortune with their deluded hydrogen bus adventure: why repeat the foolishness.
 

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Aberdeen has already blown that kind of fortune with their deluded hydrogen bus adventure: why repeat the foolishness.
Aberdeen are, as they are increasing the fleet by 150% with double deckers. In the world of Politicians it is regarded as a success.
What method of Hydrogen production is being proposed? Electrolysis at five central plants then distribution by road tanker. Mr Bamford does of course own part of the new plant in this country and the UK manufacturer of electric buses so he has at least put his money into his theory. So how will this and the fuel cell catalyst be more efficient than batteries?
 

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It won't, it's entirely done to get their hands on that £500Million. They of course know off the shelf electric buses exist, but that won't get them the millions.

We used to laugh at that stupid welsh invalid carriage hydrogen thing getting £1million. This is so so much worse.

Imagine what £500millon could do the the EV charging infrastructure (and other things).
 

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You would think that it would be far cheaper to build a battery bank at the bus terminus and top up busses there rather than convert electricity to hydrogen then require it to be transported around the country to refill local storage in built up areas. They are in no way as unobtrusive as petrol station tanks that are buried underground as they are generally large white vertical tanks.
Don't any of these goons realise that renewable energy isn't always available as an excess and can be taken by the grid. It always seems to be part of the argument for hydrogen that we are "wasting" renewable energy.
 

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Latest reports are that this BAMPOT want to sell 3000 hydrogen buses to cities throughout the UK. He has purchased a UK busmaker to make collection of the huge government cash handouts, possible.
 

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He is only interested in the busses because it adds value to Ryse, his hydrogen production company.
Instead of complaining that the UK has missed out on battery tech, how about investing in it as batteries have hardly taken off yet.
I bet the fuel cells and battery packs will all be imported anyway.
 

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He is only interested in the busses because it adds value to Ryse, his hydrogen production company.
Instead of complaining that the UK has missed out on battery tech, how about investing in it as batteries have hardly taken off yet.
I bet the fuel cells and battery packs will all be imported anyway.
Agree and he has purchased Wrightbus
 

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Curiously enough, Hydrogen appears to be the Tory party's great experiment in Birmingham. I struggle to think why the son of a Tory party donor would be such an enthusiast.
 
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