Over 400 units sold, with 200 units in delivery to RATP in Paris, following the awarding to Heuliz Bus (together with Alstom and Bluebus) in the maxi tender issued in 2019 for up to 800 e-buses. Today 30% of Heuliez Bus production is made of zero emission buses: the range GX Elec is shared with Iveco Bus, that commercialized it out of the domestic market (under the denomination E-Way).

Rémy Foyer, Managing Director of Iveco France, told the French media Challenges that «in five year almost all our production will be zero emissions». The latest delivery happened in Brest. Anyhow, in 2020 Heuliez Bus and Iveco delivered in total 113 electric buses.

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Heuliez Bus – Iveco electric bus, the production in Rorthais

Heuliez Bus promotes 85% Made in France content with production located in its factory in Rorthais (Deux-Sèvres). The company employes 440 people and supports 4,000 employees in France with its subcontractors, according to Challenges.

In November 2020 Heuliez Bus has delivered two articulated e-buses to Voyages Vandivinit. The largest order so far achieved by Heuliez Bus for the articulated e-bus comes from Netherlands. The 12-meter Iveco E-way bus achieved a record performance of 527 km a single charge. In early 2020 Heuliez Bus delivered 11 GX 447 Elec in Norway.

Equipped with a 350 kWh NMC battery adapted for depot charging (batteries on the Heuliez e-bus range are provided by Forsee Power), the buses are driven with a 160 kW electric synchronous motor. Motor supplier is BAE Systems, although the option of Siemens central motor is to be provided, according to information released by Heuliez Bus in late 2019. On the 12-meter e-bus there are up to 27 seats. The buses are produced at the Heuliez Bus factory in Rorthais, where at the end of 2019, before Covid-19 breakthrough, there were plans to produce as many as 500 buses in 2020, on third of the being electric. Now, according to the information published on the French media, 400 e-buses have been sold, half of them headed to Paris.


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