Iveco Bus has launched today its new Crossway Low Entry Hybrid at FIAA in Madrid. The vehicle is available in XTL (X-To-Liquid) renewable fuel and Natural Gas versions.

The new Crossway LE Hybrid, currently available as Class I for city uses and Class II for suburban.
The model displayed in Madrid is a 12-meter-long version with 43 Lineo seats and 2 folding seats for a total capacity of up to 71 passengers. It is worth mentioning that the Crossway LE Hybrid CNG has been crowned “Sustainable Bus of the Year 2023” in the Intercity category.

First deliveries will begin in early 2023, it was mentioned during the presentation.

Iveco Crossway LE Hybrid unveiled in Madrid

Iveco Crossway is the undisputed European market leader in its segment with a record production of almost 55,000 units. With the new hybrid models, available in XTL renewable fuel and in Natural Gas
versions, the brand further extends its offer of effective solutions for transport operators to reduce their carbon footprint.

The electric drivetrain features hybrid technology developed in close collaboration with global technology company Voith. It is equipped with a 48V battery coupled to a Voith DIWA NXT gearbox and the proven Cursor 9 engine. The DIWA NXT gearbox is combined with a 35 kW peak electrical recovery motor, which acts as a starter and generator to recover the kinetic energy accumulated during the deceleration and braking phases, with a high-energy LTO battery (48 V) mounted on the roof.
The electric motor supports the Cursor 9 engine during the starting phases.

Energy transition through a mix of technologies

The new solution also features a Stop & Start function. It is fully compliant with anti-rollover standard R66.02 and front collision mitigation R29.03 tests A & B.

Stéphane Espinasse, IVECO BUS Head of Sales and Products said: “The extension of our suburban range with the new Crossway LE Hybrid will enable transport operators to benefit from a significant reduction in energy costs and CO2 emissions compared to previous generations. This is a further step in the strategy that, as a leader in alternative tractions, Iveco Bus has adopted to drive the energy transition through a mix of technologies to provide our customers with a choice of solutions according to the requirements of their missions and operations. With this new introduction, we further strengthen our brand’s ability to provide the widest sustainable offering, including suburban models, consolidating our leadership as one of the key players in the segment in Europe.”


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