Transdev Mobility Trial (Archived)

January 11th, 2024

Transdev Mobility Trial

Transdev is to trial two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses on the existing TransLink public transport network in Southeast Queensland.

Main proponents:

Transdev Queensland

Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen mobility



Estimated cost:

AUD$3 million

Other involvement:


Production details: Location:

Queensland, Australia

Announced funding:

Up to AUD$1.5 million – Queensland Government Hydrogen Industry Development Fund (Round Two grant)

Project description:

Transdev provides public transport services in six locations in Australia and New Zealand, including Brisbane, Queensland.

In August 2022, the Queensland Government announced a AUD$1.5 million grant to Transdev (under Round Two of the State Government’s Hydrogen Industry Development Fund) for the purchase of two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to service the eastern suburbs of Brisbane. Transdev is to match the AUD$1.5 million State Government funding.

Transdev would test the buses on existing public transport routes and would provide operational data to TransLink to help plan for the most efficient integration of hydrogen into zero emissions public transport.

The project would also help create local hydrogen demand and raise awareness of the role for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in public transport.

The two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses are being manufactured by Volgren Australia, mainly in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong South. The Victorian Government supported the manufacture of the buses through an award of AUD$1,800,000 through its Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund.

Commissioning of the hydrogen buses is anticipated in 2024.

Sourcing of the hydrogen for the buses is proceeding through a request for proposal process.

The proponent voluntarily withdrawn from the project. An alternative model to deliver the project is being investigated by the State Government.


Updated: January 2024