Lunch with Leon episode 6 – Jo Bamford

We need to think differently: That’s the challenge that Jo Bamford throws down to operators in a chat over lunch with Leon Daniels.
Part of JCB’s global vehicle business and son of Lord Bamford, Jo is a passionate advocate for hydrogen, aiming to bring hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to the world on a large scale.

Having set up Ryse Hydrogen in 2017 to produce and supply hydrogen, last year Jo hit the headlines when he bought Wrightbus. As a result it now offers turnkey solutions for both hydrogen and battery buses.

In a wide-range discussion they chew over how the capital and operational costs of hydrogen vehicles can be reduced to the same as diesel.
They also discuss breaking the chicken-and-egg scenario of hydrogen production and infrastructure.

In a radical approach, Jo challenges bus operators to think like airlines when procuring zero-emission vehicles, arguing that a totally different approach is needed. And, he says, if operators are prepared to be “more daring”, they could pay much lower vehicle prices. Listen now to find out how this would happen.

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