The Businova has been added to the UGAP (Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics) catalog in the “Hydrogen Buses” category. The 10.5m and 12m versions are now available for direct purchase via the ugap.fr website alongside other hydrogen bus manufacturers.
The Union des groupements d’achats publics (UGAP) is France’s “generalist” public procurement agency, which offers more than 1 million products, including electric vehicles. In the mobility category, a range of vehicles from 3 manufacturers was selected to offer electric buses. The advantage of using a central purchasing office for the acquisition of new transport equipment is that the customer has easy access to the product, without having to conclude any contract. It is also for the public purchaser the interest to have a unique commercial interlocutor, and the settlement, on his behalf, of the possible litigations.
Already referenced in the “Electric Buses” category, with 3 sizes, this new hydrogen reference accompanies the commercial development of SAFRA Constructeur. The complete range of zero-emission buses (electric and hydrogen) designed and manufactured by SAFRA Constructeur is now fully available for online purchase, accessible to all French cities wishing to convert their fleets to sustainable transport solutions.
On the elected officials’ side, the Businova H2 complies perfectly with French and European environmental directives, and its atypical design continues to seduce many French cities, which are also sensitive to the only hydrogen bus manufactured in France. From the operator’s point of view, the Businova H2 is also a very easy to operate city bus. It offers a minimum range of 350km, with a 30kg hydrogen refill that takes about 15 minutes. The 250 kW electric motor is powered by a 30 kW fuel cell supplied by Symbio (a Michelin / Faurecia subsidiary).
The vehicle, which has been on the market since 2019, is already on the road in three French urban areas, Artois-Gohelle, Versailles and Le Mans, and will soon be in Auxerre and Hyport (Toulouse).