Caetano hydrogen bus demos in Italy
Caetano’s hydrogen-powered H2.City Gold is being demonstrated in Italy with the operator Arriva Italia. This is the first time the manufacturer’s vehicle is being used in the Mediterranean country.
The 12m Caetano H2.City Gold is equipped with the Toyota Fuel Cell, which is advertised with a range of over 400km. The Italian demonstration is expected to demonstrate the practical operation of the hydrogen technology and obtain real in-use information of daily driving conditions with varying weather, usage and traffic environments.
“Italy is a key market for us and it is good to be aligned with the operators in the fight against climate change and help people moving in a greener way” – Nuno Lago de Carvalho, Chief Commercial Officer of CaetanoBus
Nuno Lago de Carvalho, Chief Commercial Officer of CaetanoBus, said: “It is a very important step and opportunity for us to show and raise awareness for H2 mobility in Italy, where our electric hydrogen-powered buses can contribute and play an important role in the decarbonization of the public transportation of Italian cities, as well as improving the quality of life of the future generations through our environmentally friendly mobility solutions. Italy is a key market for us and it is good to be aligned with the operators in the fight against climate change and help people moving in a greener way.”
“The transition from carbon dioxide forms of power supply to green traction sources has now become fundamental” – Angelo Costa, CEO of Arriva Italia
Angelo Costa, CEO of Arriva Italia, said: “As reiterated recently in a study commissioned by Arriva Italia to The European Ambrosetti House and dedicated to mobility in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the Region has a bus fleet that is newer than the Italian average, but which now sees the need for investments in alternative propulsion vehicles to enable greater environmental sustainability. The transition from carbon dioxide forms of power supply to green traction sources has now become fundamental. The planned replacement for the FVG of about 330 vehicles by 2026, of which 45% with alternative propulsion (electric, methane/biomethane and, albeit experimentally, hydrogen) will make it possible to save up to 5,400 tons of CO2 / year, once fully operational, for the same kilometric distance.”