Route RV1: Hydrogen Buses
In 2003 a trial of three Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses with Fuel Cell Technology were introduce alongside existing Citaros on the same route. The Fuel Cell Citaro buses were only put to use during the mornings to early afternoons; this was due to a limit size of fuel capacity.
The trial ended in January 2007 and therefore resulted in the three Fuel Cell buses being withdrawn. However, in late 2010 a small batch of Wrightbus Pulsar with the latest Hydrogen Power Technology Engines were introduced once again on Route RV1.
Several more have since been added to the fleet and nears the completion of the route being totally emmission free.
A small fleet of Hydrogen Powered Buses are in operation on Transport for London route RV1.
Route RV1 operates between Covent Garden & Tower Gateway via Waterloo
These buses operate in conjunction with conventional diesel powered buses.