Irizar takes on largest electric bus project
Irizar eMobility has accepted its largest ever electric bus project.
The company is to supply a total of 68 electric buses to the city of Zaragoza, Spain. They include 51 12m buses and 17 articulated vehicles. These buses will be rolled out towards the end of next year and will be operated by Avanza.
The model ordered is the Irizar e-mobility ie tram, an electric bus. The vehicle will undergo testing throughout the city over the next three weeks and will operate on different lines with capacity to operate with double buses, such as on line 23.
The Government of Zaragoza has decided that all new urban buses it purchases are to be electric. It is calculated that, when the entire fleet is replaced by electric vehicles, the city will save more than 621,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
The Irizar ie tram is a 100% electric, zero-emission bus with the appearance of a tram. It is designed to combine the large capacity, ease of access and internal configuration of a tram with the flexibility of a city bus. This model is developed in versions from 12m up to the 18m articulated version and with a maximum capacity of 145 people. Its Lithium-Ion batteries are developed and manufactured by Irizar.