East Aucklanders will be the first to experience New Zealand’s foray into a future of ‘green’ power, with the first hydrogen-powered bus operating along bus route 70 from Botany to Britomart, via Panmure, NZ Herald reports. The hydrogen powered three-axle bus, touted as the future for heavy transport, is AT’s largest single-decker and can accommodate over 70 passengers. Global Bus Ventures built the bus at a cost of $1.175 million. Its two-year trial will start this month to assess the relative operating costs compared to diesel and electric buses of a similar size.
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