The transport  operator Abellio London has converted two bus routes in London to full electric operation. The vehicles recently put into service are 34 Caetano e.City Gold zero emission buses from CaetanoBus. These are the first electric buses sold by the Portuguese manufacturer in the United Kingdom, a strategic market where it has been supplying buses for over 50 years.

The 10.7m vehicles are fitted with a camera monitoring systems instead of the traditional wing mirrors, Intelligent Speed Assist, Acoustic Vehicle Alert System and a revised front design to improve pedestrian and vulnerable road user safety.  The 100% electric urban bus includes zero emission heating.

Caetano is also providing a maintenance contract as part of the support package for Abellio, as well as fully supporting local delivery of a full aftercare support and spare parts to all Caetano vehicles sold in UK.

Abellio London Bus operates bus services across London on behalf of Transport for London (TfL), plus rail replacement and event services across the UK. It operates over 9 per cent of London’s bus network, running 800 vehicles and employing 2,800 staff across six depots in Central, South and West London.

34 Caetano e.City Gold x Abellio London 2020