Irizar e-mobility delivered electric buses in Portugal for the first time. Both the 10.8 metre Irizar ie bus zero emissions electric buses are already in operation in the city of Bragança. Today, the Spanish brand is present in more than 7 countries. The Irizar ie bus range has been recently updated.

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Irizar technology for the Portuguese ebuses

The two buses, model Irizar ie bus with a lenght of 10.8 meter, have 2 double doors and 28 seats. They can carry up to 76 passengers. With a range of 220 km (stated by the manufacturer) and 350 kWh loaded energy, these vehicles are charged at night in 3-4 hours using interoperable chargers with Combo 2 charging sockets.

The batteries included with the vehicles are developed and manufactured at Irizar e-mobility Aduna facilities in Guipúzcoa and they meet the latest European regulations for electrical, thermal and mechanical safety (R100.v2, R10.v5 and UN38.3), Irizar points out.

Both the electronics and the communications, which are main systems for the vehicle, are the outcome of Irizar Group technology.

The city of Bragança is moving forward with its strategy of implementing sustainable urban mobility. And by adding the two Irizar ie buses to its fleet it will save 27,550 Euros in fossil fuels and reduce CO2 emissions by 58 tons a year, says Irizar in a press release.

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The new Irizar ie bus presented in Brussels

Among the novelties of the new generation of the zero emission bus we can mention the reduction of weight, the increased passenger capacity and new generation batteries (whose details have not been specified) that promise greater range thanks also to the braking regeneration system. The vehicle was presented at Busworld Europe exhibition in Brussels.

The new Irizar ie bus range is available 10, 12, 15 and 18-meter version and, likewise the ie tram range, is built in Irizar e-mobility plant in Aduna. Last year the Irizar ie bus have been awarded a ten-units order from Luxembourg. In 2019 Irizar delivered as many as 43 electric buses (Irizar ie tram) to Keolis for a new BRT line in Amiens.


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