The 5 fuel cell buses in Oslo (13 meter) will start ordinary operation from 7 April 2013 and gradually increase to a full operation. The main operation will be at the bus lines 81 A (Oslo – Greverud) and 81 B (Oslo – Ødegården) between Oslo City Centre and the Kolbotn area. The FC buses will operate on these lines 7 days a week when the buses are in full operation. On these lines there are normally 15 meter diesel buses in use.
On 22 Janaury 2013 the World Economic Forum opened its gates to the big, bright and beautiful demonstrating to discuss the need for “Resilient Dynamism”, this year’s theme. Two CHIC fuel cell buses on a 20-minute route across town are the proof that this technology is ready for -16C and less than 5 km/hrs heavy traffic. HyER spent an afternoon in the buses with Nikoletta Seraidou, Postauto expert coordinator for the project. On 22 January 2013, WEF father Schwab and his wife admired the buses in front of the main event hall.