Fuel cell buses – for real!

Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE) is a European Union project to test three fuel cell buses each in nine cities in Europe. The project cooperates closely with Reykjavik, Iceland and with Perth, Australia, who are running ‘sister’ projects. Three busses each will be running in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg, London, Luxemburg, Madrid, Porto, Stockholm and Stuttgart. The project is running from 2003 to 2005, during which time the Mercedes-Benz CITARO fuel cell busses, the infrastucture and the challenges facing hydrogen-based fuel distribution will be evaluated. The EU part of the project has a total budget of about € 5 million.
Since 7 January one can ride the Stockholm fuel cell buses for free every Monday to Saturday, 11.00-19.00. So if you are in Stockholm, check them out!