Irizar e-mobility has signed an agreement with the RATP (La Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) to supply as many as 113 electric buses in Paris.
They will be new generation Irizar ie bus model 100% zero emissions electric buses.
Irizar is staying firmly committed to the French market. In 2016, the Basque company put the first 100% electric line into operation in Marseille with six Irizar electric buses. That city has once again put their trust in Irizar to renew their fleet of buses. Three years later the ambitious Amiens project arrived. That same year Irizar put two more BRT projects into operation in Aix-en-Provence and Bayonne. The most recent contracts closed have been the orders for Orleans and Strasbourg.
Slow charged Irizar buses for Paris
The 12 metre long vehicles will be equipped with 350 kWh Irizar batteries and they will be slow charged in the depot. The electronics, communications and other main components and systems on the buses use technology from the Irizar Group, which has been a pioneer in providing electromobility solutions with a holistic vision for cities.
As part of their strategy, Irizar e-mobility says the company will have an after sales service in Paris managed by expert technicians and people hired locally, which will in turn help generate local wealth and employment.
Irizar within RATP’s Bus2025 plan
This project is part of the RATP’s Bus2025 programme, which is financed by Île-de-France Mobilités whose goal is to make all the buses operated by the RATP electric or biofuel by 2025. Thanks to this plan, the RATP’s carbon footprint will be reduced by 50% (2015 reference*).
“We’re very thankful to the RATP for the trust they’ve placed in us to renew their fleet of buses. Being able to implement our electromobility solutions in a city like Paris, which is a world leader in electromobility, is a major challenge and we couldn’t be more proud. Without a doubt it’s a very ambitious project that represents a big step forward in our position in the French market. And it reaffirms our strategy of providing solutions and turn-key services for sustainable, efficient, intelligent, accessible, safe and connected mass transit.” says General Director of Irizar e-mobility Imanol Rego.