Making the mobility of the future a reality today
Irizar goes from being a coach builder to a manufacturer of own-brand coaches
The strategy of industrial diversification is seen as a key factor in strengthening the Group. The incorporation of these companies into the Group strengthens its position and technological capability.
Creation of the electromobility business area
In 2011, the decision is made to undertake the Irizar 100% electric urban bus for Europe project. This decision is part of the Group’s future strategy, which has been committed to sustainability for years.
Irizar selected in the European ZeEUS project
In 2012, the project became the most important pillar of Irizar’s commitment to sustainable competitiveness. Irizar was one of the companies selected in the European ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban Bus System) Project.
Manufacture of the first 100% electric, zero-emissions, 12-metre bus
The first 100% electric, zero-emission Irizar bus undergoes durability testing.
Irizar becomes the first European manufacturer in the sector to deliver two vehicles within the European ZeEUS project.
In 2014, Irizar became the first European manufacturer in the sector to deliver two 100% electric vehicles to Barcelona and delivered the first unit to San Sebastian.
Delivery of the first units to European Cities
In 2015, the first units were delivered to London, Marseille and the Barcelona metropolitan area (Mohn, SA). The tests were carried out in various European cities. In 2015, the first units were delivered to London, Marseille and the Barcelona metropolitan area (Mohn, SA) and tests were carried out in various European cities. The Irizar ie bus is named 2015 Bus of the Year in Spain.
Spain’s Environmentally Friendly Industrial Vehicle of the Year Award
The ie bus is named Spain’s Environmentally Friendly Industrial Vehicle of the Year. The first 100% electric line is unveiled in the city of Marseille. In 2016, six units were delivered to Marseille for France’s first fully electric line along with other units to San Sebastián and Bilbao. In the same year, the first articulated bus unit was manufactured after spending six months undergoing durability testing at Idiada (Tarragona)
Presentation of the Irizar ie tram
The existing 12-metre long model is joined by the 10.8-metre model and two new versions of the 18-metre articulated bus are launched.
Inauguration of the Irizar e-mobility plant
2018 begins with two important awards. The Irizar ie tram, Irizar’s electric, zero-emissions articulated bus, is named 2018 Spanish Bus of the Year and Environmentally Friendly Industrial Vehicle of the Year. In May, the new plant is inaugurated and the Irizar ie truck is presented.
Irizar zero emission vehicles are already operating in different European cities
Implementation of three BRT projects in Amiens, Aix-en-Provence and the Basque Country Agglomeration Community. The Irizar ie truck won the World Smart City Awards.
Irizar e-mobility receives several awards
The Irizar ie truck was awarded the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE Awards). Irizar e-mobility receives the "Made in Euskadi 2019" Award in recognition of the dissemination of the Basque Industrial seal worldwide.
Irizar electric vehicles receive several awards
The Irizar ie truck won the Ecological Commercial Vehicle of the Year award in 2021. The Irizar ie bus receives the Bus of the Year 2021 award.