CATL and CaetanoBus announce they are entering in a supply partnership with the Chinese battery giant supplying to the Portuguese manufacturer lithium-ion batteries specifically designed for the demands of electric bus fleets.

The focus is on LFP chemistry systems, featuring thermal runaway temperature of up to 800 ℃. By removing the conventional module parts, the 3rd generation CTP technology increases the battery energy density by 10% to 15%, utilizing the bus payload and making it perfect for city and airport transportation, partners say.

CATL – CaetanoBus partnership go live

The flexible configuration system that CATL developed for CaetanoBus is suited for various CaetanoBus electric buses. These high-performance batteries will enable Caetanobus to create a wide range of zero-emission bus products to realize the sustainability benefits of electrification. 

“CATL always strives to provide leading battery solutions to the world,” said Akin Li, executive president of CATL. “Developing a comprehensive network with diversified commercial vehicle OEMs globally is crucial to our business sector. More importantly, we are pleased to get together with CaetanoBus to pave the way for responsible and sustainable city and airport transportation.” 

CaetanoBus CEO Patricia Vasconcelos highlights, “The collaboration between CaetanoBus and CATL is a key milestone for both entities and for the market, in the pursuit of the industry’s Zero Emissions objectives. With the inclusion of these powerful batteries in our urban and airport buses, we will improve our offer and respond directly to customer demands for sustainable transport solutions. This partnership emphasizes our commitment to Zero Emission buses, reinforcing CaetanoBus trajectory to be one of the leaders of the transition in urban and airport bus transport. This collaboration represents a giant step towards environmental responsibility and reinforces our strategy of developing 100% electric and electric powered by hydrogen buses for a cleaner and greener future!” 

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