The first hydrogen bus made in Italy was built in Umbria

The first hydrogen bus made in Italy was built in Umbria

“Hydron”, produced by Rampini Spa

(ANSA) – PERUGIA, Sept. 15 – The first hydrogen bus made entirely in Italy is built and designed in Umbria. Produced by Rampini Spa, it is an innovative entrepreneurial reality located for eighty years in the province of Perugia and exemplifying Italian excellence.

The new car, surprisingly not called “Hydron”, powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cell, was presented at the Passignano sul Trasimeno production center. The Hydron is an eight-meter hydrogen bus, the first of its kind to be built in Italy, the result of ten years of study and design by the Rampini team.

It is an innovative vehicle, the only one in Europe capable of transporting up to 48 people, in just eight metres, with a range of 450 kilometres. “The range of products that we presented today – explained Fabio Maggnoni, General Manager of Rampini Spa – is our pride, the result of investments in research and innovation and testimony that Italian industry is alive and able to express ‘excellence’.

On the same occasion, the company also revealed two new zero-emission bus models: the Sixtron, a six-meter city bus that can seat up to 31 passengers with a range of about 250 kilometers and is designed to meet transportation needs. In small historic centers and Eltron, the E80 evolved, The first electric bus built by Rampini with a limited width, three doors and an autonomy of more than 300 km. Three zero-impact bus models required months of design and development by the Rampini Group and for the company that meant an R&D investment of 10% of turnover.

Rampini is a leader in the zero-impact minibus sector and is also appreciated abroad: in Spain, France, Germany, Austria and Greece. The new hydrogen bus and electric bus range will be presented to the public at the Next Mobility Show (12-14 October 2022), the public mobility exhibition organized by Fiera Milano within the spaces of Fiera Milano Rho. (Dealing).

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