In 2022, TMB incorporated the first 8 hydrogen buses into its fleet.
TMB is strongly committed to hydrogen buses, and it plans to acquire 46 vehicles of this type by 2025. In this way we are diversifying our renewable energy sources.
The eight buses TMB has purchased are the H2 City Gold LHD model from Caetano Bus. These are 12 metres long, and their technological core is the 60-kilowatt fuel cell from the Japanese firm Toyota. The engine and electronics are by Siemens.
The manufacturer estimates a daily consumption of 20 kg of hydrogen and a range of 300 km.
TMB launched a public tender for the creation of the infrastructure needed to supply hydrogen to its buses. The successful bidder was Iberdrola, who created the first public plant in Spain to supply green hydrogen.
In the first phase, each year it will supply 51 tonnes of green hydrogen from renewable sources to TMB buses, and will also provide a service for other companies in the area. The current infrastructure can supply more than a hundred buses
This is the first time this type of renewable energy vector has been generated in Spain for commercial use and with fleet capacity, making TMB and Iberdrola pioneers in the decarbonisation of heavy urban mobility.