AMT Genoa goes with Irizar e-mobility for its first standard-size electric bus order. The operator has signed a contract for 14 Irizar ie bus 10.8m long electric buses and their charging facilities, following a European call for tender.
The Irizar zero‑emissions buses (ie bus range has been recently updated) will operate around the streets of Genoa (Italy) from August 2020. This new order follows the batch of 10 Rampini E80 (8-meter long) delivered last year.
Irizar ie bus ready for Genoa
With on-board energy of 350 kWh, these Irizar ie bus vehicles for Genoa have a range of 220km, states the manufacturer, and have 3 doors, 20 seats for passengers and capacity for 81 users. They are equipped with technology developed by the Irizar Group, comprising electronics and communications technology, and also their main components and systems. The batteries are also Irizar’s own technology and conform to the latest European regulations R100.v2, R10.v5 and UN38.3 on electrical, thermal and mechanical safety.
The Irizar ie bus for Genoa are charged overnight with 9 interoperable chargers with Combo 2 connectors, also developed and manufactured by the Irizar Group.
Irizar e-mobility: Italy is a strategic market
In the words of Hector Olabegogeaskoetxea, Managing Director of Irizar e-mobility, “Italy is a strategic market for us, and with the awarding of this contract there are now 8 countries using our solutions and services. Genoa is a city with very narrow, inclined streets, which implies a need for a stringent operational set-up from an orographic standpoint, a challenge which we will most certainly overcome with the reliability of our products. After all, we offer turnkey projects that are fully customised and designed to meet the needs of the city and the users”.