Iveco Bus delivered two 12-metre E-WAY to the public company Marprom for the city of Maribor (Slovenia). They are equipped for fast charging.
The vehicles will travel between new electric charging stations installed in the city of Maribor along the busiest line, No. 6.
The municipality also plans to purchase nine more electric buses of different sizes by the end of 2024. In the long term and in line with EU requirements, the municipality plans to have 50 per cent green vehicles within its public transport fleet by 2030Saša Arsenovič, Mayor of Maribor
Slovenia: two Iveco E-Way on Maribor’s roads
The Municipality of Maribor has chosen to develop energy-efficient public transport solutions, including the electrification of its bus fleet. The EfficienCE project enabled the municipality to start with the implementation of two fast charging stations with top-down pantographs, one at the central bus station and the other at the terminal of the busiest line No. 6, for fast charging of electric buses.
Through the E-WAY, Iveco Bus offers a wide selection of lengths (9.5 – 10.7 – 12 – 18 metres) and charging modes (overnight charging or fast charging with pantographs).
The E-WAY models chosen by the public company Marprom, which conform to the OppCharge standard, are equipped with a 140 kW electric motor and a 73 kWh lithium-titanate battery pack. During the day, the buses will be recharged quickly in a few minutes, thanks to a top-down pantograph at charging points along the line.
The 3-door electric buses are also able to accommodate 31 seated passengers and offer various features designed to improve comfort on board: a manual ramp to facilitate access for the disabled, USB ports, 2 folding seats in the wheelchair area, electric air conditioning and a driver’s door with anti-Covid glass protection.
Maribor to switch buses to electricity
“Marprom, part of the public holding company Maribor, usually transports 4 million passengers a year on city buses. Marprom is aware that the future of urban transport is geared towards the use of electric vehicles, so in cooperation with the municipality of Maribor it has already started the electrification of its vehicle fleet” said Ranko Šmigoc, Business Director of Marprom.
“Pursuing the goal of improving the environment and air quality in the city, the Municipality of Maribor has chosen for the electrification of public transport. Electric buses offer environmental benefits such as the absence of local emissions and greenhouse gases, while ensuring quietness and eliminating noise pollution. The municipality also plans to purchase nine more electric buses of different sizes by the end of 2024. In the long term and in line with EU requirements, the municipality plans to have 50 per cent green vehicles within its public transport fleet by 2030,” said Saša Arsenovič, Mayor of Maribor.
“We are proud to support the city of Maribor in the implementation of its all-electric mobility project with our fast-charging E-WAY model, which combines maximum performance with the strictest environmental standards,” commented Stéphane Espinasse, Head of Sales & Products at IVECO BUS.