Hamburg operator VHH has acquired eight zero-emission buses of the Irizar ie bus model. This order from Germany joins two other supplies secured by ICB Frankfurt and Rheinbahn Düsseldorf. The vehicles will be delivered during the first quarter of 2022.

This is the first contract that Irizar e-mobility has signed with northern Germany, through its distributor Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions. The German operator will also receive 17 e-buses from MAN and has taken delivery of a batch of 16 Mercedes eCitaro last year.

irizar electric bus hamburg

Irizar electric bus for Hamburg

The 12-metre-long vehicles are equipped with 3 doors, 30 seats (4 of which are for PRM) and 1 wheelchair area. They will be charged at night by slow charging (150 kW). This bus will have two charging locations installed on both the left and right sides of the front axle. The batteries that are installed in the buses as well as their main components and systems are developed and manufactured by the Irizar Group.

Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH) is the second largest local transport company in northern Germany, with around 2,100 employees and 677 buses, operating in 155 bus lines. VHH currently transports about 106.6 million passengers per year.

A VHH’s depot converted for emobility

Starting in 2020, VHH wants to buy exclusively locally emission-free buses for use in the Hamburg city area. In order to prepare for electromobility the Bergedorf depot has become the first of VHH’s twelve depots to be converted for electromobility with a newly built workshop hall and the necessary charging infrastructure.

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