Caetano sells first hydrogen buses in Germany
Caetano has sold its first two hydrogen buses in Germany.
Later this year, the Portuguese manufacturer is to deliver the first fuel-cell bus to The eFarm project, one of the largest green hydrogen mobility schemes in Germany. The Caetano 12-meter hydrogen-powered buses will be operated flexibly on several scheduled service lines by Autokraft GmbH, which is part of Deutsche Bahn AG (DB).
The buses have a range of 400 km in a single charge, according to the company. The power supply components, such as hydrogen tanks, batteries and fuel cell stack, are placed on the roof, helping contribute to a low-floor design and a comfortable passenger experience. In the event of an accident, thanks to hydrogen leakage sensors and crash sensors installed, the hydrogen flow is cut out of the tanks.
CaetanoBus Sales Director, Kohei Umeno, said: “GP Joule is developing the largest green hydrogen mobility scheme in Germany. We are very proud that Caetano can be a part of this initiative by delivering our H2. City Gold and help to create a greener future in which we want to live in.”