Rampini has won the tender launched by Consip, the Italian government’s centralized purchasing body, for the supply of 8-meter electric buses. The award concerns the second lot a 1,000-units electric bus tender.
Specifically, the Italian company has signed a supply contract for plug-in electric buses. The buses purchased through Consip are financed with resources provided by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).
Rampini wins 8-meter lot in Consip tender
Rampini won the Consip tender by offering the Eltron model, part of the new range launched last year and produced at their facilities in Passignano sul Trasimeno, in the province of Perugia. The Eltron, the only 8-meter electric bus built in Italy, is available in 2-door or 3-door versions, is 2.2 meters wide, and can transport up to 48 passengers.
It is powered by a 230-kilowatt electric motor that works alongside 280 kWh batteries, ensuring a range of over 200 kilometers to meet any operational need, as the manufacturer states.
“The Consip tender, thanks to the funds from the PNRR, represents a unique opportunity for a true energy transition in the public transport sector. We are proud to contribute to this transition by offering buses made exclusively in Italy to the market. The Eltron model, which won the Consip tender, is a culmination of technology serving environmental sustainability. Today, we are reaping the rewards of the investments we have made over the years to modernize production and become a driving force and an opportunity to revive the Italian industrial fabric,” said Franco Rampini, the company’s President.