Following the signing of a contract between Wiesbaden public transport operator ESWE Verkehr and CaetanoBus at the beginning of the year, the city has received the first of its 10 Caetano H2.City Gold hydrogen buses.
The 12-metre buses will be operated by ESWE Verkehr as part of its goal to provide locally emission-free public transport as part of the wider clean air plan in Wiesbaden, capital of the state of Hessen.
The ten two-door H2.CityGolds will be equipped with a Toyota fuel cell, a small battery pack with 44kWh capacity and a Siemens drivetrain with 180kW peak power. The hydrogen tanks will have a total capacity of 37.5kg to offer an expected range over 400 kilometres on a single refill.
“We are very happy with the arrival of the first H2.City Gold in Wiesbaden. It’s a pleasure to have our mobility solutions chosen to be part of a sustainable and greener way of living in such an important market for us,” said Patrícia Vasconcelos, CEO of CaetanoBus.
Caetano said it has been thinking about the future of mobility for the last 75 years: “Our purpose is to work every day to provide our customers safer and more sustainable solutions, to improve the quality of life for people and cities. Thinking ahead of our time was the greatest heritage left from our founder Salvador F. Caetano: ‘Yesterday, as today, our vocation is the future.’”