IVECO BOLSTERS FRENCH E-BUS SUPPLY: 180 UNITS

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Iveco Bus Europe


IN ADDITION to its 247-unit electric bus fleet already, Parisian operator RAPT has approved 180 Iveco e-buses, making the Italian OEM its, "...foremost supplier of e-buses," the company has announced, recently.

IVECO BOLSTERS FRENCH E-BUS SUPPLY: 180 UNITS
This significant new contract for Iveco Bus to Paris operator RAPT, "...underscores CNH Industrial’s commitment to the investing in and developing of a complete range of alternative fuel vehicles," Iveco explains.

The bus transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and the city’s transport operator RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) awarded the major European tender to Iveco Bus for the supply of its 12-metre fully electric buses, Iveco confirms.

This extra order for 180 electric buses marks another important step in the implementation of the Bus 2025 plan aimed at making the bus fleet of Paris, and the surrounding region, more environmentally friendly, it explains.

The 100 per cent electric, zero-emissions vehicles provide a number of significant environmental benefits ranging from improved air quality, reduction of greenhouse gases and noise pollution reduction, and can be recharged overnight at the depot, Iveco explains.

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COMPLETE RANGE

This fully electric model is produced at the electro-mobility centre of Heuliez - a brand of CNH Industrial - in Rorthais, France, and is part of its battery-powered bus range, Iveco states.

The model is available in four lengths - 9.5m, 10.7m, 12m and 18m - and three charging modes: overnight at the depot, via pantograph (ascending or descending), or mixed recharging to meet the specific autonomy needs of each customer, the company explains.

This significant new contract for the Iveco Bus brand underscores CNH Industrial’s commitment to the investing in and developing of a complete range of alternative fuel vehicles, it adds.

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