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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

BVG to use hydrogen-powered buses

The recent oil price rises are beginning to hit home, even in a city like Berlin where half of all households don't own a car. The BVG has calculated that its costs for diesel are likely to double in comparision with three or four years ago and has been looking round for alternatives.

They reckon hydrogen is the best bet - the other alternatives would have been fuel cells, bio-diesel and natural gas - and the first two hydrogen buses are due to be put into service in Spandau in the next few weeks. In the next couple of years they plan to convert 20% of their fleet to this new propulsion form.

Personally I wonder why they didn't try the sauce they put on currywurst, that certainly makes me go.

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