Manufactured in Flumeri, Southern Italy (some 100 km west of Naples), in one of the largest bus plants in Europe, the Menarini Citymood 12e, launched in late 2021, is the only standard size battery-electric bus featuring the ‘made in Italy’ label.
It features a self-supporting steel frame treated with cataphoresis. It’s based on the CNG bus platform and relies on technology providers such as Cummins group for the motor (former Siemens). On the roof there is space for a maximum of 490 kWh of NMC battery modules, inside there is room for around 100 passengers, 40 of those seated.
The Citymood 12e embodies Industria Italiana Autobus’ one century long journey, from the foundation of Carrozzeria Menarini in 1919 to the launch of IIA in 2014.