London buys hydrogen-fuelled buses

London's mayor signed a £10 million (US$20.7 million) deal for 10 hydrogen-powered buses to help reduce pollution and carbon dioxide emissions in the UK capital, Reuters reported.

Five of the traditional red buses, to be built by US manufacturer ISE Corp, will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells and five will burn hydrogen in conventional internal combustion engines.

"London is now the first city in Europe to commit to a hydrogen bus fleet of this size, which will match traditional diesel buses in terms of performance," London mayor Ken Livingstone was reported as saying.

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