Snam, Toyota and CaetanoBus have signed an MoU to start collaboration to promote and accelerate the introduction of hydrogen-based mobility.
The agreement will cover hydrogen mobility projects to be implemented in Italy and other European countries. The initiatives may include the entire value chain covering hydrogen infrastructures for distribution, refuelling, fleets of buses, logistics vehicles and cars. The partners will also cooperate in carrying out analysis, scouting and testing of innovative technological solutions and use hydrogen as a stationary application.
The agreement has been signed by Snam, Snam’s subsidiary Snam4Mobility, Toyota Motor Europe, Toyota Motor Italia and CaetanoBus. The partners will explore and develop projects to promote, enable, and accelerate the introduction of hydrogen mobility, both for heavy and light transport.
Alessio Torelli, Chief Mobility Officer of Snam, said, “With this agreement, we aim to build an alliance between operators in the energy and transport sectors to offer end users competitive sustainable hydrogen mobility solutions.”
Luigi Ksawery Luca, CEO of Toyota Motor Italia, commented, “The presence of an adequate hydrogen refuelling infrastructure is a necessary condition for developing its full potential for mobility.”
Patrícia Vasconcelos, CEO of CaetanoBus, added, “ This is another step into hydrogen society and to build an entire value chain.”
Early this year, CaetanoBus, the Portuguese manufacturer, announced the co-branding of its zero-emission buses, the e.City Gold and the H2.City Gold with Toyota. In July, CaetanoBus and Dutch’s Louwman Group, which is Toyota’s distributor for the Dutch market, also signed a sales agent and maintenance agreement for CaetanoBus’s zero-emission buses e.City Gold and H2. City Gold to promote CaetanoBus ZE city buses in the Dutch market.