January 14th, president Macron visited Pau to discover the city's ecological initiatives, including the new eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cell bus ‘Fébus’.
Fébus was unveiled in September and launched in December. A fleet of 8 buses will travel around the city by local transport operator IDELIS.
December 17th - 2020
After its unveiling in September in Pau, and the inauguration of the hydrogen station, today Fébus makes its inaugural trip and launches its operational commissioning.
In the Béarn region, Fébus is the first project using fuel cells and electrolysis to achieve carbon-free transport.
Join for free at the Final Conference of the High V.LO-City project, in Groningen, Netherlands, on the 27th of November from 10:00 to 17:30. This event will be a chance for participants to hear the results and lessons learned directly from the project partners. Participants will also have opportunities to network and engage in discussions throughout the day and during the networking cocktail.
19 September, the hydrogen refuelling station of the city of Pau has been inaugurated, in the framework of the sustainable mobility week.
The station - that is co-funded by the 3Emotion project - has been inaugurated by the Mayor of Pau François Bayrou and key stakeholders from the department, region and representative from the national government.
12 September, the first fuel cell buses have been inaugurated in Versailles.
The buses will be operated by SAVAC and are co-funded by the 3Emotion project.
The two Van Hool bus will be in daily operation on line 264 between Versailles and Jouy-en-Josas (Yvelines)
The buses will be refuelled in 20 minutes at the hydrogen refuelling station in Jouy-en-Josas.
On 11 June, Assured and Jive organised a User Group workshop at the UITP Summit in Stockholm.
An update on the Assured and Jive projects was given, followed by a discussion on clean bus technologies and insights into alternative fuels infrastructure.
Also Theo Konijnendijk of RET (3Emotion project) was asked to give a presentation on the hydrogen buses in Rotterdam.
Tuesday june 4th, bus builder Van Hool presented its first trambus running on hydrogen.
The French city of Pau has ordered eight copies. The Mayer of Pau François Bayrou attended the first kilometers of this vehicle, around the headquarters of Van Hool, in Koningshooikt.
Three buses are part of the 3Emotion project, the other buses are financed by the Jive project.