Van Hool's fuel cell tram-bus (for Pau) awarded bus of the year at Busworld!
17 October 2019, Van Hool's fuel cell bus Exqui.City18 has been awarded at Busworld: Not only the fuel cell bus has been awarded with the most prestigious award of Busworld, the "Grand Award Bus", alias Bus of the Year, it has also obtained the sustainability award, the "Ecology Label".
The fuel cell bus was in competition with 11 other buses tested and validated by a jury of professionals.
The French city of Pau placed an order with Van Hool for 8 Exqui.City18 FCs: 3 of them are part of the 3Emotion project, supported by the FCH-JU.
The fuel cell buses will be used in a Bus rapid Transit System, a world premiere.
The Mayor of Pau, François Bayrou, present during the award ceremony, commented: "This is amazing! The innovation, the design and the technological performance of Febus are acknowldged by all. It was the only 100% hydrogen tram-bus of the exhibition. This award is envied by manufacturers worldwide. All these Chinese, Californian, Scandinavian, Australian experts talk about Pau! This is a worldwide recognition for a city like ours and the challenges we have to face".