Milan, 12 October 2022
Irizar e-mobility is presenting their latest advances and innovations in electromobility at the Next Mobility Exhibition fair held on 12, 13, 14 October in Milan, Italy.
Two vehicles from the Irizar Group's line of sustainable buses, a 12.16 metre long Irizar ie tram and a 12.75 metre Irizar i3le hybrid, can be seen at their 330 m2 stand (no. D38E49 - Hall 6).
The Irizar ie tram stands out for being a cutting edge environmentally friendly vehicle. The ie tram being shown at the fair is equipped with latest generation 430 kWh Irizar batteries and it has a 240 kW traction motor. It has three doors, 22 seats for passengers (four for PRM), two areas for wheelchairs and prams, an accessibility ramp and it can hold up to 74 passengers. Even though with this unit charging is done by slow charging in the garage with a combo 2 cable, Irizar's zero-emissions buses can also be charged using a pantograph (inverted or roof mounted). Their futuristic design, high degree of personalisation, high capacity, ease of access and comfort are among their great virtues. It is a 100% electric zero-emissions bus whose vocation is to enrich passenger experience. This model of bus is available in 12 and 18 metres and includes Irizar Group technology in its charging, drive and energy storage systems.
The Irizar i3le hybrid model is a low entry vehicle whose main characteristics are its functionality and accessibility. The unit being shown is a body on a Scania full-hybrid chassis with a 9 litre 320 CV diesel engine, a 12 speed Scania Opticruise gearbox and a 130 kW electric motor between the diesel engine and the gearbox. The powerful electric motor integrated into the transmission provides a range up to 3 Kms in electric mode and up to 30% fuel savings. This model is available in lengths from 10.95 to 15 metres and it has different configurations and locations for the doors (single or double), and for (manual or automatic) PRM ramps in the front or central door. The Irizar i3le is suitable for multiple layouts to meet the requirements of the service being offered and maximise the number of seated and standing passengers.
The destiny of these two silent and environmentally friendly buses is to become a key element in sustainable collective mobility, because they contribute to considerably reducing environmental impact and improving the quality of life for people.
During the press conference today at their stand the General Director of Irizar e-mobility, Iñigo Etxeberria, commented that “The electromobility market keeps evolving in giant steps and the growth prospects we have for the coming months are very positive. “Our zero-emissions buses continue being very well received in the European market.” he noted. And he mentioned a few of the most significant recent contracts the company has been awarded in cities like Paris, Madrid, London, Strasbourg, Burgas, Berne and Zaragoza, among others. In regards to the Italian market, the General Director of Irizar e-mobility said, “Italy is an important and strategic market for us. It's a market where electromobility will see large growth in coming years. Our experience in supplying zero-emissions transportation systems fits perfectly into the direction the country is taking.” Etxeberria ended his speech saying, “We keep working on increasing the efficiency and automation of our vehicles, on new battery developments, and on implementing new safety standards.”
Irizar, a leader in Italy
Irizar's presence in Italy dates back to 1993, the year when the company started operations in the Northern Mediterranean country. The range of products Irizar Italia provides is wide and one of the most complete on the market. It includes a generation of high-technology buses for the Premium segment, intercity buses, class II models with hybrid or biodiesel technology and zero-emissions class I electric urban buses. They also have an after-sales network that provides service throughout the entire country.
About Irizar e-mobility
Irizar e-mobility is the electromobility company that belongs to the Irizar Group. Scarcely 20 kilometres from San Sebastian in Aduna is where Irizar e-mobility manufactures 100% electric zero-emissions urban vehicles that include their own battery systems and charging infrastructure and fleet management digitalization. All of that is developed with Irizar Group technology and with collaboration of the network of local technology centres, which contributes to future employment and wealth in the territory.
About the Irizar Group
Irizar is a business group with an international presence whose business is focussed on the passenger transport, electromobility, electronics, electric motors and generators, connectivity and energy sectors.
The Irizar Group consists of seven companies (Irizar, Irizar e-mobility, Alconza, Datik, Hispacold, Masats and Jema) with production operations in 13 production plants in Spain, Morocco, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa in addition to their own R&D centre whose purpose is applied research and technological development of products and systems for the Group.
Irizar, S. Coop is the parent company of the Group and its central headquarters is located in Ormaiztegi (Guipúzcoa, Spain) where Creatio, the Group's Research and Development Centre, is also located.
Founded in 1889, today, the Irizar Group is a well-established Group. It employs more than 3500 people and is geographically and industrially diversified, continuously growing and firmly committed to the brand, technology and sustainability