Irizar in Luxembourg, ten electric buses have been purchased by Voyages Emile Weber group. Six of them have just been put into service, the others will arrive by the end of 2018.

electric bus irizar luxemburg

Irizar ie bus for Luxemburg

These initial six Irizar electric buses delivered to Voyages Emile Weber in Luxembourg are 12-metre long Irizar ie bus models with two doors. They are equipped with USB ports and the ‘Eco Assist’ system which assists the driver in real time with a view to optimizing driving, reducing energy consumption and increasing the bus’s range.

The vehicles are produced in the Irizar e-mobility plant of Aduna, the first of its kind in Europe (we wrote about it HERE). And in the video below you can see Hector Olabe, managing director of Irizar e-mobility, discussing with Sustainable Bus about Irizar strategy in the field of e-mobility.

Irizar electric buses will be charged at night

The Irizar electric bus units belonging to the fleet of Voyages Emile Weber have a range of over 200 km guaranteeing 16 hours of driving in heavy traffic conditions, affirms Irizar in a press release. The vehicles will be charged at night in the new Bissen depots using six chargers with Combo – CCS2 connectors that have also been supplied by Irizar.

Irizar has decided to establish an exclusive and high-quality after-sales service in the city of Luxembourg, close to the new Bissen depots, which offers personalised R&M packages and is managed by technical experts and locally hired employees, thus helping to create local wealth and jobs.

Six solo and four articulated electric buses

The whole order of Irizar electric buses for Luxembourg is made up of six 12 meters electric buses and 4 articulated models, still belonging to ie bus range, the first range of electric buses developed by Irizar. Totally silent and with zero emissions, these vehicles are part of the city of Luxembourg’s commitment to sustainability and improving the quality of the city and the quality of life of citizens. This electric bus model has been operating since 2014 in a dozen European cities with proven battery range, efficiency and reliability.

Irizar buses for Luxemburg mobility

According to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures of Luxembourg and in line with the conclusions drawn from the Rifkin study, this project marks a new stage in the decarbonisation of public transport. Likewise, François Bausch remarked that the “electric initiative for line 290 is in complete consonance with the government’s policy recommending that, in light of advances in technology, all RGTR buses in Luxembourg be completely zero emissions in 2030”.

For the Voyages Emile Weber group, the initiative forms part of the “Empowering Mobility” programme, the goal of which is to electrify mobility. The electrification of line 305 of the RGTR network was completely finished last February. A large number of buses on order(“Ruffbus“) have also been converted to electric and other projects in this area are under way.


Related articles

Two ADL – Kiwi e-buses for Transdev in Auckland

Alexander Dennis Limited will build two electric buses for Howick & Eastern by Transdev’s operation in New Zealand. They will be used on Auckland Transport services. The three-axle single deckers will be assembled locally in New Zealand by ADL’s partner Kiwi Bus Builders. ADL strengthens it has ...

Newport to add 16 e-buses (from Yutong – Pelican) to the fleet

Newport Transport is ready to add 16 new e-buses from Yutong. The order has been recently made official. The vehicles will be handed over through the UK dealer Pelican. Expected delivery in December 2021. This supply will bring to 32 the number of Yutong e-buses operating in Newport. The deployment ...

First VinBus electric buses launched in Vietnam

The first electric buses with VinBus’ logo has been launched in Vietnam (Vinhomes Ocean Park, Gia Lam). The vehicle is manufactured and assembled at the Automobile Manufacture Complex in Hai Phong, as outlined in an article by Insideevs. VinBus is a subsidiary of Vingroup and was established i...