Caetano delivers the first FC bus to The eFarm project, one of the largest green hydrogen mobility schemes in Germany, providing an hydrogen infrastructure from production and processing to fleet use.
Later this year, two H2.City Gold units will be delivered to Niebüll – North Frisia, in order to achieve one of the ambitious aims of the eFarm project: a hydrogen network of renewable energy sources (from production and processing to distribution and fleet use). The Caetano 12-meter hydrogen-powered buses will be operated flexibly on several scheduled service lines by Autokraft GmbH, which is the group company of Deutsche Bahn AG (DB).
Completely emission-free, the 2-door H2. City Gold will be equipped with a Toyota fuel cell system. Thanks to the application of such an advanced technology, the buses will offer an autonomy of 400 km on a single refill, thus contributing to a flexible operation. The power supply components, such as hydrogen tanks, batteries and fuel cell stack, placed on the roof, contribute to a low-floor design and a comfortable passenger experience.
To ensure comfort to the driver and all passengers, the vehicles will feature a modern and efficient air conditioning system with heating pump. In addition to this, Caetano H2.City Gold will meet different safety requirements so that both driver and passengers can travel safely. In the event of an accident, thanks to hydrogen leakage sensors and crash sensors installed, the hydrogen flow is cut out of the tanks.
“The order is an important step for realizing Germany’s largest green hydrogen mobility project eFarm. The cooperative project, in which 20 regional partners are involved, including citizen wind and solar parks as well as public utilities, was initiated by GP JOULE in 2017. A joint hydrogen infrastructure from production and processing to fleet deployment is being developed. Citizens and companies who want to purchase a hydrogen vehicle thus receive supply security for 100% green, regionally generated hydrogen from wind power. With Caetanobus, we are pleased to have found a reliable and future-oriented partner who has convinced us from the start with its innovative buses, technology and attractive design.”, tells Ove Petersen, GP JOULE CEO.
“GP Joule is developing the largest green hydrogen mobility scheme in Germany. We are very proud that Caetano can be a part of this initiative by delivering our H2. City Gold and help to create a greener future in which we want to live in”. – said CaetanoBus Sales Director, Kohei Umeno.