Safra is to get into hydrogen retrofit of coaches

Safra hydrogen retrofit

Safra is to get into hydrogen retrofit of coaches

During a meeting of its permanent commission, last Friday, the Occitanie Region agreed upon some measures to be implemented in order to stimulate the economy. One of them concerned retrofitting. The Occitanie Region has committed itself with Safra, a French manufacturer based in Albi, to an experimentation aiming at transforming diesel-powered coaches into electrically powered coaches, thanks to a hydrogen fuel cell.

The Region will purchase 15 regular-service second-hand coaches for the routes operated by its internal operator, the SPL*. “D’un point à l’autre”, for an estimated cost of €480,000 (about $560.000).

Safra will be in charge of retrofitting these vehicles and maintaining the hydrogen drive train for a period of 7 years. To that end, the Occitanie Regional Council has granted an additional credit of €2,887,500 (about $3.400.000).

The Occitanie Region wishes to remind that it is a historical partner of Safra, supporting the regional company in its development.

(* SPL: Société Publique Locale)

Do you want to learn more about Safra and hydrogen retrofit? Then our latest 2 articles about Safra should be of interest to you. You can read them here and there

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King.

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After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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