Caetano electric fleet launches into London
Abellio London’s fleet of 34 Caetano e.City Gold electric buses have commenced operation on London routes C10 and P5.
The 10.7m Caetano e.City Gold are fully compliant with TfL’s latest specification, including a Camera Monitoring System to replace traditional wing mirrors, Intelligent Speed Assist, Acoustic Vehicle Alert System and a revised front design to improve pedestrian and vulnerable road user safety. The model also has zero-emission heating. These are the first Caetano electric buses in use in the UK. The country is a strategic market for the manufacturer, which has been supplying buses and coaches for more than 50 years.
Managing Director at Abellio London, Tony Wilson, said: “Abellio is delighted to become the first operator of the Caetano e.City Gold in the UK, allowing the conversion of two bus routes in London to full electric operation. The vehicles have been well received by staff and provide a quality solution for future use as we move to convert the fleet to zero emissions.”