Iveco Bus has won its largest electric bus contract in Italy to date for the supply of 411 battery electric vehicles to the capital’s public transport operator ATAC.

The manufacturer has also won 153 e-buses in Milan and 225 in Turin.

The contract, signed today 17th January 2024, is worth more than 300 million euros. The tender comprises not only the new electric buses, measuring either 12 or 18 metres in length, but also a 10-year full-service maintenance plan for each.

Iveco Bus to deliver +400 e-buses in Rome

The delivery of the first batch of 110 e-buses will start in the last quarter of 2024 with all remaining buses to be delivered by April 2026.

Both 12-m and 18-m long vehicles will be equipped with the latest NMC battery technology with a single-unit capacity of 69.3 kWh. This energy storage package is assembled at the new FPT Industrial battery plant (e-plant) in Turin. The vehicles, which feature the manufacturer’s latest ADAS devices, will comply with the GSR (General Safety Regulation).

The full-service maintenance will be performed by Romana Diesel, Iveco’s Dealer covering the Lazio region and one of the manufacturer’s biggest official dealers in Europe. Romana Diesel employs 350 people and will deliver service support at its workshop and on-site, to ensure full vehicle availability for the customer and passengers for the entire duration of the contract.

Domenico Nucera, President, Bus Business Unit, Iveco Group, stated: “We are extremely proud to be a key contributor to Rome’s transition towards greener and more efficient mobility. Our increasingly strong offering in the field of electric passenger transport is being recognised across the entire Italian market, and internationally as well, confirming our position as a leading partner. Extending this to the capital of Italy, the ‘Eternal City’, is a fitting way to begin 2024, after closing a very satisfying year in terms of orders for Iveco Bus”.

Giorgio Zino, Head of IVECO BUS Europe Commercial Operations said: “We are extremely proud that ATAC Rome have placed their trust in us with this impressive order. Our E-Way buses benefit from state-of-the-art solutions to provide drivers and passengers with a comfortable and emission-free journey. This new success in Italy confirms that our E-WAY solution perfectly meets the decarbonization expectations of Italian public transport.”


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