IRIZAR INKS KEY ELECTRIC BUS DEAL IN GERMANY

By: Fabian Cotter


SPANISH BUS manufacturer Irizar will manufacture 10 electric zero-emissions buses for Düsseldorf, Germany, the company announced recently.

IRIZAR INKS KEY ELECTRIC BUS DEAL IN GERMANY
The ie bus under contract is the latest generation of this model, which has been operating in several cities since 2014.

The company has just signed the supply contract for 10 Irizar ie 12-metre e-buses with the operator Rheinbahn. It was one of the biggest tenders for electric buses in Germany in the past 12 months, Irizar states.

The ie bus under contract is the latest generation of this model, which has been operating in several cities since 2014, and will be presented to the market at the end of this year.

It includes the latest innovations in technology and design among which are a 10 per cent weight reduction and an improvement in passenger capacity for the regulations in several countries, the company says.

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THE FACTS

The vehicle is completely silent and makes no emissions pollutants and includes technology from the Irizar Group for the electronics, energy storage and communications, says Irizar.

It has two doors, 34 seats, a driver's seat, three wheelchair areas and a total passenger capacity of 74. These vehicles have a claimed range of 200-220km. They will be charged at night using inter-operable chargers with Combo 2-CCS charging outlets with 300kWh of loaded energy.

The first units will be delivered late this year and during the first quarter of 2020.

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ABOUT RHEINBAHN

Rheinbahn is a public transport operator from Düsseldorf and has more than 737 vehicles in its fleet, including buses and trams, and moves 760,000 passengers every day.

It should also be noted that Irizar e-mobility provides sales and post-sales services for electric buses and charging infrastructure in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets though Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions.

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