On 15 April, the city of Oviedo placed a Caetano hydrogen-powered bus in service for a trial period of three months. Mayor of Oviedo, Alfredo Canteli together with the Councillor of Infrastructure, Nacho Cuesta, unveiled the Caetano H2.CityGold at a ceremony held in the city’s Plaza de la Catedral. Representatives of CaetanoBus, Alsa, Authorities of Oviedo, Duro Felguera, Grupo HUNOSA and Nortegas, also attended the ceremony, and all parties were very positive about the bus due, which has a claimed range of more than 400km.
For the next three months, Oviedo’s public transport operator, part of Alsa, will put the bus through its paces in regular passenger service on different routes in the city. “It is an honour for Caetano to have its H2.CityGold bus as the first hydrogen-powered bus to be tested in Oviedo. Our target is to start hydrogen bus operation from 2022 and we are working together with municipalities and partners to achieve a zero-emission society. We are proud to contribute to the future of mobility in Asturias region with our H2.CityGold,” said Kohei Umeno, Chief Commercial Officer at CaetanoBus.