The Ministry of Industry and Trade announced the timing of the release of the first buses on hydrogen in the Russian Federation

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The first buses running on hydrogen fuel will begin to run on the streets of Russian cities in 2024. This was announced on Thursday, April 22, by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.

“As part of the execution of the order of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin plans to create a prototype city bus on hydrogen fuel cells by the end of 2021 and the start of trial operation in 2024, “RIA Novosti quotes the message of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

At the same time, for the mass distribution of transport on hydrogen fuel, the formation of an appropriate refueling infrastructure will be required, the department noted.

“We consider the creation of vehicles on hydrogen fuel cells to be a very promising direction, taking into account the climatic and other peculiarities of our country,” the ministry added.

In February, the deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Alexander Morozov, said that at present, engineers around the world are faced with the task of switching to technologies without emitted carbon dioxide. At the moment, there are two directions: electric movement with a battery and movement due to the energy of hydrogen.

Earlier it became known that Russia and Germany will become long-term partners in the field of hydrogen energy. It was reported that the cooperation will focus on three components: the development of a roadmap, a technological partnership, and the organization and launch of equipment for the production of cars.

At the end of December 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the need to develop a new hydrogen bus. He noted that today in big cities, a lot of diesel-powered vehicles are used, which is damaging to the environment.