100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

The Second Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe (JIVE 2) will deploy 152 fuel cell electric buses in 14 cities in France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the UK. In combination with the first edition of JIVE, there will now be nearly 300 fuel cell buses deployed in 22 cities in Europe by the early 2020s.

Toyota has also been working in the field of fuel cell buses, and has a goal to supply more than 100 to be used in Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The buses, named Sora (for sky, ocean, river, and air) are powered by the Toyota Fuel Cell System. They are designed to hold up to 79 passengers. In addition, the buses are equipped with acceleration control suppression to ensure no sudden accelerations, and they utilise ITS Connect. This system is a vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system that supports safe driving.

Zhangjiakou city, hosting most of the skiing events during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, is currently procuring 74 fuel cell buses. The buses should be operational by the first half of 2018, making Zhangjiakou then the city with the largest fuel cell bus fleet in the world!