Hydrogen bus in Brescia - Arriva Italia

The Italian tour of “caetano h2.city gold”, the hydrogen bus developed by CaetanoBus with Toyota, stops in Brescia

Arriva Italia hosts in Brescia, as second and last stop after Trieste, Caetano H2.City Gold, the hydrogen bus developed by the Portuguese CaetanoBus in collaboration with Toyota.

CaetanoBus, part of the Toyota group, is the most important manufacturer of buses and coaches in Portugal, and uses technology, innovation and design to conceive and offer increasingly efficient and zero-emission vehicles on the market, so much so that it is already in the electric transport market since the 1980s. This tour marks the first appearance of CaetanoBus’s hydrogen buses in Italy, a market considered strategic for the sector.

The bus was presented during an event held in the Arriva Italia depot during which the operation of the vehicle, the mechanisms and the characteristics of hydrogen as fuel was shown, and it was possible to carry out a test drive in the city streets. The Caetano H2.City Gold, equipped with Toyota Fuel Cell and co-branded with Toyota since last year, is a 12-meter city bus and offers a range of 400km, being able to match the range of conventional diesel buses. in a single charge. The vehicle has unprecedented environmental benefits, as all it emits is water vapor and it is 100% emission-free.

“We recently announced our partnership with Snam4Mobility to launch a sustainable mobility development plan on the national territory, starting with local transport, starting from Brescia, with the opening of a CNG (compressed natural gas) refueling station in bus depot Arriva Italia in the city. – says Angelo Costa, CEO Arriva Italia -. Hydrogen is undoubtedly one of the fuels of the future: the impact on the environment of a hydrogen vehicle is zero. We will certainly also invest on this front “.