The Caetano H2.CityGold will be trialled on different routes by operator Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK). The trial will take place for two months until mid-January and will allow RVK to test a Caetano hydrogen bus in daily conditions, during the most severe season of the year in terms of weather, and obtain real in-use information about the vehicle. The H2.CityGold will be based at RVK’s two main depots at Meckenheim and Wermelskirchen, and will be refuelled in two different hydrogen stations so it can be tested on several bus routes to demonstrate performance capability and technical compatibility.
Dr. Marcel Frank, RVK’s new CEO, said: “It is important for us to test new manufacturers to gain even more experiences in operating hydrogen buses. We are therefore delighted to have the opportunity of testing Caetano’s hydrogen bus. After this test operation, we will be able to evaluate how the H2.CityGold performs in our wide traffic area.”
“The actions that RVK has been taking in the field of hydrogen are admirable. We are delighted to do the demonstration with RVK, which is one of the most experienced hydrogen bus operators. This demonstration would be the ideal opportunity to validate our H2.CityGold,” added Kohei Umeno, Chief Commercial Officer at CaetanoBus.