CaetanoBus wins new tender in France

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The city of Les Sables d’Olonne has ordered two H2.City Gold buses from CaetanoBus as part of its decarbonisation of the public transport. The seaside town in the western département of Vendée, Pays de la Loire, will take delivery of the two low-floor three-door buses, which are equipped with a Toyota fuel cell with a nominal power of 60kW, an LTO battery with a capacity of 44kWh from French supplier Forsee Power, and a Siemens powertrain with a peak power of 180kW.

CaetanoBus launched the H2.City Gold in 2020 and the type is in operation in various European cities, with more than 70 already sold, most of them to German market. The manufacturer sees France as a key and strategic market and was already awarded a contract supply two H2.City Gold buses to RATP DEV in La Roche-Sur-Yon.