21 November 2022

  • For the second year, HYVIA participates at the « Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales », from 22 to 24 November at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles.
  • HYVIA presents Renault Master City Bus H2-TECH, the first hydrogen urban minibus in Europe, on the Renault Group booth B34 in Hall 3: this zero-emission urban minibus can carry up to 15 passengers with an autonomy of about 300 km and 5 minutes refueling time.
  • Manufactured in France and on the road by mid-2023, this minibus is already referenced by UGAP, France’s leading public procurement agency.
  • Moreover, the Renault Master City Bus H2-TECH distribution network is emerging throughout Europe with partners such as PVI (France), MELLOR (Sweden, Norway and Finland), TRIBUS (Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Luxembourg) and QIBUS (Italy).
  • With first customers such as: RATP Dev, a major player in passenger transport in Europe, B.E. GREEN, a pioneer in zero-emission bus rental in France, MILLA, a pioneer in autonomous buses in France, and STROOMLIJN, a public transport specialist in the Netherlands.

Since its creation in June 2021, HYVIA has been at the “Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales”, which brings together the largest number of elected officials and territorial players all working daily on the management and development of territories in France. The hydrogen mobility sector is progressing fast. And HYVIA is accelerating. HYVIA, a company based in France, presented a hydrogen van at the Paris Motor Show that is now on the roads of France and Europe. And Europe’s first hydrogen-powered urban minibus, which we are presenting at this show, will be on the road by mid-2023.

David Holderbach CEO HYVIA

Technical data: Zero emission, 5 minutes of refueling time and 300 km autonomy

– With a 300 km autonomy, Renault Master City Bus H2-TECH can carry up to 15 passengers (9 seated, 6 standing) with easy and safe access for people with reduced mobility.
– The vehicle has an integral low floor for maximum accessibility for all passengers.
– Renault Master City Bus H2-TECH is equipped with a 30 kW fuel cell, a 33 kWh battery and a tank containing 4.5 kg of hydrogen at 350 bar.
– It meets the needs of companies, municipalities and local public services committed to low-carbon mobility.
– For more information:

Renault Master City Bus H2-TECH (*)

Dimensions & Configuration

Length 6 225 mm
Cabin width with/without mirrors 2 470/2 070 mm
Height 2 750 mm
Front overhang 869 mm
Wheelbase 4 332 mm
Rear overhang 1 040 mm
Floor height Front/Rear 250/350 mm
Internal height Front/Rear 1 900/1 800 mm
Ground clearance 170 mm
Internal width 1 765 mm
Total turning radius 16,2 m
Turning radius between sidewalk 15,7 m
Suspensions Front/Rear mechanical with Independent wheels
Types Front/Rear 235/75 R16
9 seated passengers + 6 standing passengers + driver
7 seated passengers + 4 standing passengers + 1 wheelchair + driver
Specific wide windows (10m2)
Electric plug 32A
Hydrogen refuelling plug @350b compatible 700b (max flow 60g/sec)

Powertrain & H2 system & Weight & Performances

Type Traction
Electric motor Renault
Power / Torque 57 kW/225 Nm
Lithium-Ion battery capacity 33 kWh
Battery voltage 400 V
Onboard charger 7 kW
Fuel Cell power 30 kW
Embedded hydrogen 4,5 kg
H2 tank pressure 350b
GVW 4 500 kg
Front axle capacity (min / max) 1 650 kg /1 850 kg
Rear axle capacity (min / max) 1 500 kg /2 800 kg
Payload 1 050 kg
Vehicle range up to 300 km
H2 refuelling time 5 min
Max battery charging time 5 hours
Max speed 70 km/h
H2 consumption (without A/C & Heating system) 2 kg H2/ 100 km
Max slope starting capacity (Empty/GVW) 20% / 15%

Basic equipment

ABS / Drivers airbag / ESP
Double electric sliding door with anti-pinch system
Specific area for the front destination sign
Suspended driver seat
Hill start system
Electric heating system for driver & passengers
Driver’s air conditioning system
Heated rear-view mirror
Onboard computer & Radio R&GO
Fog maker system
Bus stopping sign
Roof mounted continuous lighting strips
Manual flip ramp to side entrance
Specific wheelchair area
Non slip vinyl walkway floor covering TBC
Charging cable 32A – 6m


Additional air conditioning system for passengers
Anti-fog lights
Reverse camera & radar
Destination signs (Front + lateral + rear)
Electrical predispositions
Passengers counting system
Control video system
Internal screen for passengers
Extended audio system
Passenger ticketing system
Bicycle alarm system
USB kit for passengers
FMS plug
Driver’s glass protection & Cash drawer
Specific covering or painting
Tachograph & Breathalyzer


* Provisional data


Press contact

Isabelle Behar
HYVIA Communication Director