In the past few weeks, CaetanoBus has won two tenders in Germany to supply 10 hydrogen buses to Rheinbahn in Düsseldorf, and 8 units to SSB Stuttgart. Rheinbahn is the fifth largest public transport company in Germany, and SSB Stuttgart is the major public transport operator in the city of Stuttgart.
The Caetano H2.City Gold buses – co-branded with Toyota since last July – will be equipped with a Toyota Fuel Cell, a small battery pack with 44kWh capacity, and a Siemens power train with 180kW peak power. The type IV hydrogen tanks will have a total capacity of 37.5kg to offer a driving range of over 400km.
To date, there are more than 40 Caetano H2.City Gold vehicles operating in German cities.