A £2.6million hydrogen vehicle refuelling station in Aberdeen is being vastly under-utilised and falling short of its projected use. The facility in Cove, which began serving motorists in April, was initially estimated to be used by an average of one bus and 10 vans every day. However, a freedom of information request has shown that uptake has stalled, with just 1.7 council vans or cars using the site daily on average during its first five months in service – and no buses whatsoever. Currently the city council has ownership of 10 hydrogen cars and four vans – two of which are diesel hybrids. It also owns 10 hydrogen buses which are leased out to Stagecoach and FirstBus, but these are contracted to only refuel at Kittybrewster.
Energy Voice 3rd Jan 2017 read more »