Ikarus has just delivered two 120e 12-meter e-buses to the operator Kaposvári Közlekedési Zrt in the city Kaposvár. The news is reported on the local specialized media magyarbusz.info.

The Hungarian manufacturer won the contract which includes delivery of charging equipment in September last year. The Ikarus 120e is a joint development between Ikarus and the Chinese manufacturer CRRC, magyarbusz.info points out: «It is a redesign of the IC 1211 U of which the CRRC-derived headlights are still there but all front panel elements are designed and manufactured by Ikarus». Alliance between Ikarus and CRRC was announced already in 2018.

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Source: magyarbusz.info

Ikarus 120e: 85 passengers on board

The Ikarus 120e features 30 seated places and has room for another 55 additional standing passengers and one wheelchair. A Valeo air conditioner is available. The side glasses are products of the Turkish Uğurlu Glass. Battery has a capacity of 314 kWh and is provided by world leader CATL.

Still quoting magyarbusz.info, «The buses are powered by the CRRC’s centrally located t-Drive-MD2021 permanent magnet synchronous electric motor (165 kW) driving the ZF AV 133 gantry. The stainless steel frame structure of the buses is made entirely in Hungary as also the on-board electrical and software system. This Kaposvár version of the Ikarus 120e has a ready-to-drive weight of 12,660 kg and a maximum rolling weight of 18,600 kg. Kaposvár is the second city where Ikarus’s electric buses are in operation, the first such unit currently transports passengers between Budapest and Csömör».

Magyarbusz.info also mentions that «Within the framework of a tender to be announced by the end of March another 350 electric buses will soon be available in Hungary. The country aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050 and that by 2030, 90% of the electricity generated domestically will come from carbon-free sources. The current largest solar park in Hungary with a total capacity of 100 MW operates in Kaposvár».


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