Bus makers agree electric deal

Two major players in the bus market have signed a commercial agreement that will see the integration and expansion of their electric bus ranges.

Italian manufacturer Rampini and Portuguese counterpart CaetanoBus reached the agreement as part of a commercial repositioning strategy.

Currently, the companies rebadge each others’ models for sale in their own markets. By extending this arrangement they hope to be “in a better position to support cities in the transition to cleaner mobility solutions”.

Fabio Magnoni, general manager of Rampini, said: “This will allow Rampini to provide an increasingly wide range of innovative and sustainable solutions in response to the growing environmental awareness that meets the goals of the decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation enshrined in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Electric mobility plays a crucial role in the transport landscape of the new millennium.”

Jorge V Pinto, CEO of CaetanoBus, added: “We are confident that this will also increase competitiveness of electric vehicles in the European market, accelerating the change to zero emissions mobility.  This collaboration is a further proof of how we can cooperate and work together to affect meaningful change for the benefit of the general public.”