Agility Fuel Solutions, a Hexagon Composites business, has been awarded an order to supply two fuel storage systems for a new hydrogen bus model from CaetanoBus, a Portuguese bus manufacturer.
“We’re pleased to leverage our extensive experience in lightweight, reliable and safe hydrogen storage systems to help CaetanoBus bring this exciting new product to the zero-emission public transport sector,” says Eric Bippus, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Agility Fuel Solutions.
The hydrogen fuel cell bus, H2.City Gold, is the latest addition to CaetanoBus’ clean bus portfolio. Notably, the company is the first bus manufacturer in Europe to use Toyota’s fuel cell technology. The H2.City Gold and Toyota Mirai use the same fuel cell stack.
Agility Fuel Solutions, a manufacturer of hydrogen fuel systems for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has been producing systems since 2004. Mitsui & Co. Ltd is a shareholder of both Hexagon Composites and Caetanobus.
The first vehicles are expected to be delivered in 2020.