Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe 2

The underlying objective of JIVE 2 is to support the transition of fuel cell buses from technically proven but high cost demonstrators, to a more mainstream choice for public transport authorities / operators across Europe by building on the activities of existing initiatives, in particular the closely related JIVE project.

JIVE 2 is the next phase in this transition to a commercial hydrogen fuel cell bus market and will involve the deployment of 152 fuel cell buses in seven countries across Europe. Together with vehicles delivered via other projects, this timely initiative will see nearly 400 fuel cell buses introduced to European cities by the early 2020s. This is an important milestone in the context of the commercialisation vision outlined above, and by sustaining the momentum created by previous projects. JIVE 2 creates a meaningful market for zero emission technologies and accelerate the commercialisation of fuel cell buses in Europe.  JIVE 2 also builds upon the aims of the JIVE project with an additional focus on preparing the market for wider scale roll-out from 2020. This will involve addressing several outstanding challenges for the sector, such as reducing vehicle ownership costs, increasing choice of hydrogen fuel cell bus models, or proving the feasibility of operating large fleets of fuel cell buses.


  • Duration: January 2018 – December 2023
  • Budget: € 224.5m (€ 25m EU-funded)

Contact: USANMAZ Efe


This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 779563.

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