Hydrogen Caetanos ordered for Barcelona

Barcelona’s main public transport operator, the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), has ordered eight hydrogen-powered 12m Caetano H2. City Gold buses.

The H2. City Gold units will each be equipped with a Toyota fuel-cell and will offer a drive range over 400km with a capacity of 94 passengers. The low-floor buses will have three doors and USB ports in the passenger saloon and the drivers’ cabin. They will also have a Camera Monitoring System to replace traditional wing mirrors and the Mobileye’s Shield Plus to avoid dangerous situations for pedestrians and cyclists.

The acquisition of the buses is supported by the European JIVE 2 programme, for the promotion of fuel cell vehicles, co-financed by the European Union. Adding to this, TMB together with Zona Franca Consortium (CZFB) is going to build a plant for the production, storage and refuelling of hydrogen that is also designed for commercial vehicles. The site is to be opened to other fleets and private fuel-cell electric-vehicles.

Kohei Umeno, Chief Commercial Officer at CaetanoBus, said: “We are extremely honoured that our H2. City Gold units were selected by TMB. We are very glad to support the project of TMB and Zona Franca Consortium towards a more environmentally friendly fleet and we look forward to deliver these hydrogen buses to Barcelona”

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