Italy: Rampini Unveils Its First Hydrogen Bus

Italian bus manufacturer, Rampini Carlo SpA has unveiled its first hydrogen-electric bus, the HYDRON in partnership with Loop Energy.

The model was presented at Next Mobility Exhibition in Milan, Italy on 12 October 2022.

Rampini Hydrogen Bus
Rampini’s HYDRON hydrogen-electric bus

This hydrogen model joins Rampini’s zero-emission portfolio, which already includes a battery-electric bus and a 100% electric waste collection truck. These vehicles have been produced since Rampini decided to stop producing diesel products in 2018.

Loop Energy President & CEO, Ben Nyland said;

“Rampini is leading the way with their commitment to transition away from diesel and deliver an electric vehicle product line. The launch of yet another hydrogen-electric bus by experienced manufacturers is a strong indicator of the growing demand worldwide.”

Rampini developed the HYDRON bus based on its battery-electric bus model. However, the new model is fitted with a 10.8 kilogram hydrogen tank and a Loop Energy S300 (30kW) fuel cell engine to allow the bus to travel a greater distance on a single refill compared to the electric model.

The eight-metre bus has a range of 450 kilometres can transport up to 48 passengers.

Rampini General Manager, Fabio Magnoni said:

“We are very grateful for Loop Energy’s support at the Next Mobility Exhibition and contribution to the launch of our HYDRON bus. A few years ago, we decided to focus on electric buses instead of diesel and the interest from customers around Europe has been exceptional. To offer a hydrogen-electric bus means we can deliver fleet operators a reliable and economical zero-emissions solution.”

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