“Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe” 

The JIVE project will deploy 139 zero emission fuel cell buses and associated hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across five EU member states. These new fleets of fuel cell buses will be introduced into urban bus and regional operations. The regions/cities involved are Cologne, Rhein-Main and Wuppertal in Germany, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dundee and London in the United Kingdom, Riga in Latvia, Slagelse in Denmark and South Tyrol in Italy. 

The overall objective of JIVE is to advance the commercialisation of fuel cell buses through large-scale deployment of vehicles and infrastructure so that by the end of the project, these buses are commercially viable for operators to include in their fleets without subsidy and local and national Governments feel empowered to regulate for zero emission propulsion for their public transport systems. 

The project runs from January 2017 until end of 2022 and has 22 partners from across Europe. 

PLANET's role 

Based on experiences in similar projects since 2001, PLANET contributes to the JIVE performance assessment, monitoring success on the basis of specified target figures for a set key performance indicators.
We will also compile the regular Best Practice and Commercialisation Reports.

Key data 

JIVE receives funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 735582. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and N.ERGHY.