Glasgow City Council has agreed to purchase 19 hydrogen-fuelled refuse collection vehicles (RCVs), creating the largest fleet of its type in the world.
The first of the 26-tonne RCVs will be delivered to the council in January 2022 and it is expected that all 19 vehicles will be operational by October of that year, and maintained over a five-year period.
As part of a wider £10.5m funding package ahead of the city’s hosting of the COP26 summit, the city will also build a green refuelling station.
The council has committed to use of green hydrogen and the development of a supporting infrastructure utilising renewable sources. It will also convert 20 smaller trucks to dual fuel hydrogen compatibility.