How do hydrogen fuel cell buses work

Fuel cell bus

Future development


RVK and WSW placed another joint order in 2020. This time the manufacturer Solaris was commissioned with the delivery of 25 fuel cell hybrid buses of the type Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen (RVK: 15 pieces, WSW: 10 pieces).

Vehicle data


Vehicle category Solo bus articulated bus
Vehicle length (m) 12 18
Doors on each side of the vehicle 2 - 3 3-4
Seats 26 – 34 34 - 38
Standing room 46 - 50 58 - 78
Total capacity (sitting + standing) 75 - 78 95 - 125
Total weight (t) n / a n / a
Range according to manufacturer information (km) n / a n / a
Range in practice (km) >300 250 - 350
Motor power (kW) 2x60 to 2x113 150 - 240
Tank size (kg) 33 - 38 40
Battery type (buffer battery) Lithium Ion Battery Lithium Ion Battery
Buffer battery charging power (kWh) 26 26 - 120
Manufacturer (exemplary) Van Hool, Solaris, Mercedes Benz Van Hool