Irizar at Busworld

Brussels, 9 October 2023

Following their strategy of technological innovation and development, the Irizar Group is presenting their multi-technology range of buses and coaches, that includes the new hydrogen Irizar i6S and a strong commitment to the sustainable mobility of the future, at the Busworld International Fair.

At Busworld the Irizar Group is showing their high capacity for innovation and technology by presenting their new Efficient range of sustainable vehicles and a plethora of new technological advances that will be key to the future of mobility and decarbonisation.

At their 1710 m2 stand, number 602 in Hall 6, Irizar e-mobility is showing four latest generation Irizar vehicles: an Irizar i8, an Irizar i6S Efficient, an electric Irizar ie tram electric vehicle and the new hydrogen Irizar i6S Efficient. All the vehicles on display feature important innovations compared to current models in terms of technology, sustainability and fuel costs. We’re presenting the new hydrogen powered vehicle, in addition to a range of new generation vehicles with integral Irizar chassis that are lighter, more comfortable and have a reduction in consumption of up to 5%. They also have the most stringent safety and cybersecurity systems on the market, an improved cockpit with a redesigned dashboard, weight reductions and improvements in consumption and emissions. At Irizar we want to be a key actor in the sustainable mobility of the future. To achieve that, we’re focusing all our efforts on decarbonisation, electrifying cities and reducing the consumption and emissions of our vehicles. We’re sure that the future will be multi-technological, and we’re ready for it.

Irizar Hydrogen i6S Efficient

We’re making the exclusive debut of the first prototype of the Irizar Hydrogen i6S Efficient, the first zero-emissions H2 coach in Europe. It’s a pioneering project and a show of Irizar’s firm commitment to offering a complete range of zero-emissions vehicles for both long and short range. And it’s also a milestone along our path of decarbonising the complete range of vehicles.

This first hydrogen vehicle has been developed exclusively by Irizar, in conjunction with other leading companies and technology centres. It’s currently in a testing phase with a different typology. The accumulation of experience with and knowledge of this technology will be key to shaping the future hydrogen range.

The Irizar Hydrogen i6S Efficient has a range of up to 1000 km and minimal charging times of around 20 minutes. Consequently, the way our clients operate will not be changed, and they can continue their existing routes and schedules. In addition, it can run in 100% electric mode for short times, if required.

The future range of hydrogen vehicles, which currently includes the Irizar i6S Efficient and Irizar i4 models, will have substantial improvements over the first version presented at Busworld, some of the most important of which are a larger baggage compartment, greater passenger capacity, a longer range and lower weight.

The efficiency and high durability of the vehicle’s main components can also be highlighted. The batteries will stay with the vehicle for its entire useful life. And the fuel cell will need maintenance, without replacing components, after around 30,000 hours of operation, depending on the kind of routes and use. 

With this new coach launch, Irizar is back at the technological forefront, on the path to the sustainable mobility of the future, intelligent, connected, zero-emissions and multi-technology mobility.

* For more information see the technical data sheet for the vehicle.

The Irizar i6S Efficient: the most efficient coach in Irizar's history

Since it was launched in May of last year, the Irizar i6S Efficient has become the most efficient coach in Irizar’s history, with up to a 13% reduction in consumption and emissions, a weight reduction of up to 950 kg and an improvement in the aerodynamic coefficient of 30%.

Today, we’re presenting a new generation of Efficient vehicles with an additional consumption reduction of up to 5%, an improvement in weight optimisation and that, furthermore, complies with all the new GSR and cybersecurity regulations. It’s an improved range that has a new cockpit with a new steering wheel, updated keys and a new version of the dashboard with an updated design and the option to select night driving mode. In addition, the digital camera system available for this range provides better visibility under any weather conditions.

In addition to the hydrogen version, the Irizar i6S Efficient is currently available with diesel, biodiesel, natural gas and biofuel technology.

We’re not saying it, our clients are.

The fatigue trials and durability tests done at Idiada, one of the most prestigious applied research institutions in the world, guaranteed their efficiency, reliability and quality.

As of today, a total of around 700 Irizar i6S Efficient units are on the road around the world in the most demanding operating conditions, with notable results in reliability and consumption.

The Irizar i6S Efficient has an especially significant presence in countries like Spain, France and Italy. The important value added by the consumption reduction and innovative design of the new Irizar i6S Efficient are key in Irizar’s geographical expansion in regions like Scandinavia, Germany and the Baltic countries.

* For more information see the technical data sheet for the vehicle.

Irizar i8

The Irizar i8, the brand’s flagship, is still a leader in comfort, design and innovation. The new generation of this model in Europe already has some of the updates of the Efficient range, like the digital camera system, for example.

Today, of all the Irizar i8 vehicles on the road around the world Mexico stands out. The Irizar i8 is the leading vehicle for long-distance VIP services in that country. That is why the new Irizar i8 Efficient will have its worldwide launch in the framework of Expo Foro, which will be held in Mexico City at the end of February.

The new version will include all the improvements of the Efficient range and achieve a significant reduction in consumption and emissions to make the Irizar i8 an even more sustainable vehicle.  This improved version will be launched later in various European markets.

* For more information see the technical data sheet for the vehicle.

100% electric zero-emissions Irizar ie tram

At Irizar e-mobility, we’ve been electrifying cities for more than ten years, implementing complete personalised projects. We keep being leaders in the Spanish market, and we have a clear commitment to keep reinforcing our presence abroad. An electric Irizar ie tram unit is being presented for the first time this year in Mexico. We’re present in 11 European countries. And at the beginning of 2024 we’ll have more than 1000 vehicles on the road in Europe.

With the portfolio of orders nearly full for 2024, and with the first orders for 2025 coming in, we’re already working on the new generation of electric vehicles that will start to be delivered at the end of next year.

The new generation of buses has safety improvements that meet the new GSR2 ADAS regulations, which include cybersecurity for the vehicle.  It also has a renewed generation of batteries with lower consumption and a longer range that improves the energy available at BOL and EOL by 30%. It lets us keep adapting to the needs of the market by expanding our line of batteries. The new drive system, with a lighter and more compact design, reduces weight up to 26% and also includes a new digital HMI that allows maximum personalisation.

* For more information see the technical data sheet for the vehicle.

We’re sustainable, we’re circular

Sustainability, as a fundamental pillar of our strategy for the future, drives us and commits the entire Group to contribute to the construction of a better and more sustainable world. But, Irizar’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond the sphere of mobility.

To show our firm commitment, the stand at Busworld also has a space exclusively dedicated to sustainability where we show our commitment to decarbonisation, as well as the complete range of products by Izir, our circular economy brand, created using waste materials from our production.

For the first time, we’re presenting a range of products that have gained a second life through recycling our waste material. They’re products, including backpacks, wallets, laptop cases and a lot more, made by hand in collaboration with various brands and associations within this project, which focuses on inclusive and responsible production.


We had the pleasure of attending the presentation of the new buses operated by Transports Ciutat Comtal (TCC) of the Moventis group in Pamplona

The model that will be included in the fleet of the Community of Pamplona is the 12-metre long Irizar ie tram, a bus with the aesthetic attributes of a tram, 100% electric, accessible and environmentally friendly. It is characterised by being a product that is revolutionising electromobility in cities and will contribute to improving the quality of life of citizens.

Orleans Métropole once again puts their trust in Irizar e-mobility’s electromobility solutions

Aduna, 22 June 2023

Irizar e-mobility has signed another new contract with Orleans Métropole to supply seven 12 metre 100% electric zero-emissions Irizar ie tram model buses. With this new order, the French metropolis is once again putting their trust in Irizar e-mobility to renew their fleet of buses.

The delivery of the first units is expected to be at the end of next year.

In addition to being silent and environmentally friendly, the vehicles stand apart because of their innovative and modern design similar to a tram. They have cameras instead of rear-view mirrors, hubcaps and driving assistance systems, etc. The interior is notable for being an accessible, bright and pleasant space.

In the words of Irizar e-mobility Managing Director Iñigo Etxeberria, “We’re very thankful to Orléans Métropole for this new order and for putting their trust in Irizar e-mobility once again. It’s a metropolis that is making a significant commitment to electrifying public transport. And we’re proud to be by their side once again in the process of technological transformation and to contribute all our technology and innovation.”

The buses will be equipped with the latest Irizar Group technology and they will have 3 doors, 22 seats, 2 spaces for wheelchairs or prams and a ramp. They will have latest generation batteries with greater on-board energy than the previous buses. And they will charged at night by slow charging in depots.

The vehicles will be operated by Keolis Métropole Orléans. Keolis is present in fourteen countries around the world and they are one of the main public transport operators in France, Europe and the rest of the world.

It’s a continuation of Irizar e-mobility’s strategic commitment to their brand and to personalised projects in France, where they’ve already done several projects in various cities like Paris, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, Amiens and Bayonne, among others.

Irizar e-mobility is attending the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona

Barcelona, 5 June 2023

Irizar e-mobility is attending another edition of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit. The event is being held in Barcelona from 5 to 7 June 2023.

They have a 400 m2 stand where they will be showing two zero-emissions buses that are revolutionising public transport in cities. One of the buses is an 18 metre ie tram owned by TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona) and the other is a 12 metre ie tram that belongs to EMT Madrid (Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid).

The design of the Irizar ie tram can be identified by its chrome perimeter arch that flows around the volume of the vehicle and frames the large glazed surface on the sides. The front expresses fluidity and elegance. Its large glazed surface, an evocative throwback to a tram, alongside the full LED optics integrated into the perimeter rings confer a vanguard quality and impetus that is at once technological and rational on the whole.           

12 years ago, the Irizar Group decided to commit to electromobility and in 2016 Irizar e-mobility was born as an outcome of that decision. At the press conference today at their stand, the company from Gipuzkoa recapped the major milestones of the last 12 years. Among them were the first 100% electric buses delivered in Barcelona in 2014 as part of the ZeEUS project, the electromobility revolution in cities with the vanguard ie tram in 2017 or the presentation of the first electric truck, the ie truck, in 2018.

They also talked about the evolution of the national and international market. “Our production has increased 100% in a year and the growth prospects we have for the coming months are positive for both the national and international markets”, noted the Managing Director of Irizar e-mobility Iñigo Etxeberria.

Irizar e-mobility keeps consolidating as a leader in providing turn-key zero-emissions solutions and they stay committed to a world that is sustainable, safe, accessible for everybody, connected and intelligent.

Irizar e-mobility will be present at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2023

Irizar e-mobility will once again participate in the upcoming UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona, from 4 to 7 June 2023.

We will present two electric buses that are transforming public transport in cities and we will review the main milestones of Irizar e-mobility. In addition, we will also take this opportunity to present the new Management Team.

The press conference will take place on June 5, at 12:00 at our stand No. 6G100.

The UITP Global Public Transport Summit will be the perfect setting to showcase our full range of zero-emission mobility solutions as well as to present our latest advances in technology and innovation.

  • Dates: from 4 to 7 June 2023.
  • Stand: 6G100
  • Place: Fira Barcelona

Fifteen new electric buses from Irizar e-mobility will be on the streets of Bremen next year

The model chosen by the operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG is the 18 metre long Irizar ie bus, a quiet, safe and comfortable bus that will definitely contribute to the energy transition and to reaching the city's ambitious goals for sustainable mobility.

The contract has been signed through our distributor Jebsen & Jessen Industrial Solutions GmbH.

New Irizar e-mobility electric buses for León!

Last week we attended the presentation of the new electric buses in León. A total of two 12 meter long ie trams and one 10.6 meter long ie bus will be incorporated into the city's public transport network. These vehicles, silent and environmentally friendly, are called to improve the quality of life of the citizens.

Zaragoza, test laboratory for developing the intelligent and connected Irizar ie tram bus from the Digizity project

  • DIGIZITY was born as the most ambitious industrial research project ever for designing and implementing innovative solutions with the goal of automating, decarbonising and digitalising urban transport with zero-emissions buses.
  • The bus that was developed for this test is the 12 metre long Irizar ie tram, which is a 100% electric zero-emissions vehicle that can transport up to 74 passengers.

Avanza and the City of Zaragoza presented the largest Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) project to the media today. It's a project that started two years ago with the goal of automating, decarbonising and digitalising urban transport with zero-emissions buses.

Five other companies, including the Irizar Group via Irizar, Jema and Hispacold, participated in the project lead by Avanza. Telnet and Nextium and three technology centres (Itainnova from Aragón, CTAG from Galicia and Tecnalia from the Basque Country) and Novadays, a consulting firm specialising in public administration, also participated. It marked the integration of the value chain of one of the segments of the automotive sector, bus transport. It brought together manufacturers of buses, engines, components and on-board systems, telecommunications equipment and a global mobility operator.

DIGIZITY, who keeps making progress every day thanks to all its members, is part of the integral model of the City of Zaragoza that aims to create a zero-emissions city and promote sustainable mobility through a transition from private vehicles to public transport.

They took another step this Thursday and their EXCEPTIONAL AREA, which is an enclosed and 100% safe research infrastructure that is part of the Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE), was presented with the Irizar ie tram, a connected and electric vehicle. The test area will be done on line 40 of Zaragoza public transport. Its first stage will start to be operational starting today, which will make it possible to test and integrate all the systems developed on the project. Furthermore, Vodafone is collaborating on all the tests as a 5G communications provider and subject area expert.

The bus used for the tests is an Irizar ie tram, which is a silent and environmentally friendly vehicle. Its innovative design similar to a tram, high degree of personalisation, high capacity and ease of access and comfort are among its great virtues.


With this project, mobility 4.0 is arriving at the capital of Aragon, putting it at the vanguard of the future and of sustainability and innovation through artificial intelligence. Zaragoza will be the first city domestically or internationally to have the benefits of a pioneering project by testing more than 50 products, systems and subsystems aimed at making public transport cleaner, more efficient, safer and more comfortable. Furthermore, the city will improve the safety of Avenida San José, which is an especially sensitive traffic area.

Today autonomous driving is making an important contribution to environmental sustainability because energy consumption can be managed more efficiently. In addition, it goes hand in hand with electrification and implementing zero-emission vehicle technologies.

The zero-emissions 12 metre Irizar ie tram automated vehicle has driving assistance that contributes to guaranteeing safety and minimises the possibility of accidents. The driving assistance doesn't eliminate the driver, it assists them to improve safety. It reduces accidents or incidents by reducing human error (fatigue or speeding, etc.).

The goals of the project are clear: automated and intelligent vehicle usage, 5G and WiFi 6 connectivity, technological and smart city infrastructures, artificial intelligence and latest generation solutions for users. A connected, intelligent and cybersafe vehicle was developed with this project. It's connected in real time/5G with a network that has been deployed for that purpose.

The DIGIZITY project has been financed by the European Union - Next Generation EU through the 2021 “Sustainable Automotive Technology Programme” call for entries under the Recovery - Transformation and Resilience Plan backed by the Centre for Technological and Industrial Development (CDTI). The total budget is more than 9 million Euros, it has 5.4 million in public funding and it will last until 31 December 2023.

This 12-metre long Irizar ie tram will be integrated into the EMT Palma fleet network in a test period

A total of 12 buses will soon be incorporated into the EMT Palma network.

As an innovation, these vehicles will incorporate solar panels on top that will be used to power the auxiliary systems of the buses.

The vehicles, which will have Irizar battery technology, will be completely quiet and won't create polluting emissions.

The Irizar ie tram can be identified by being a bus with a minimalist design without ornamentation where every feature has a specific functional purpose which creates an identity and image easily recognisable by users.

The city of Madrid presents the Irizar e-mobility ie trams that will operate on the city's first electric BRT line

Aduna, 8 February 2023

  • There will be a total of ten 100% electric Irizar ie tram buses that can transport up to 100 passengers each and that will have an 8 to 12 minute frequency.
  • Their minimalist, modern design that is similar to a tram makes the vehicles easy to distinguish from the rest of the municipal fleet.
  • The line has a total length of 31 kilometres, 19 of which have a bus-only lane and, for the first time there will be traffic signal pre-emption at 68 intersections.

The first Bus Rapid that will start running on the city's streets in May was presented in Madrid this Tuesday. It will be the first high-capacity rapid electric bus line in Madrid. The system will connect the neighbourhoods of Valdebebas and Sanchinarro with the Ramón y Cajal hospital using a bus-only lane and, for the first time, it will have signal pre-emption.

The presentation ceremony was held on Avenida de las Fuerzas Armadas in Valdebebas in a section of the road where work is already under way to implement the BRT, which stands for Bus Rapid Transit. The line will have a fleet of ten Irizar ie tram buses.

With the addition of these 10 buses, the EMT of Madrid will have a total of 175 zero-emissions Irizar buses in its fleet.

Irizar ie tram - High capacity and comfort with the attributes of a tram

The first rapid high capacity line in Madrid will have ten completely electric buses, which will be 12 metre long Irizar ie tram vehicles. The vehicles combine the flexibility of an urban bus with the high capacity and ease of moving around inside of a tram. With a modern, minimalist design, chrome edging and large glazed areas on the sides, it can be easily distinguished from the rest of the municipal fleet.

Instead of rear view mirrors, the vehicle is equipped with cameras that show images on two screens on both sides of the driver's seat. The layout of the elements inside was planned for high capacity with all the guarantees of comfort and universal accessibility for users. The vehicles have entrance and exit doors on the right side and a front door with only one leaf.

These zero-emissions Irizar vehicles have latest generation batteries with more than 430 kWh of power. The drive unit is a 206 kW central motor.

A faster and smoother ride

The vehicles assigned to this line were specially designed to use bus lanes separate from the rest of traffic and carry up to 100 passengers. The first rapid bus line will have an itinerary with 19 intermediate stops in each direction, plus one end of the line in Valdebebas and the other next to Ramón y Cajal hospital. It will use a platform that is separated from the other lanes of traffic, and uniquely, priority will be given to the middle of the street whenever possible to avoid conflicting with other vehicles. In all, 12 intermediate stops have variable message panels.

By going through the city centre and adapting to an itinerary that has traffic signal pre-emption, the route will be faster and smoother and travel times will be dramatically shorter. The line will have a frequency between 8 and 12 minutes at peak times. And it is expected to run at an average commercial speed higher than conventional EMT lines.

According to the calculations done by the current city government, the new line, which has been put in place as part of the Madrid 360 Environmental Sustainability Strategy, will save an accumulated 700,000 kilometres a year of travel normally done in private cars, in addition to an emissions reduction of around 125 tons of CO2 and nearly 200 tons of NOx.

Last week we had the pleasure to attend the presentation of the first zero emission buses for the city of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

These are the first electric buses that will be incorporated into the fleet of the municipal operator Trolleybus and Bus Transport Stara Zagora, the Irizar ie bus of 12 metres length.

These buses stand out for their modern and innovative design, incorporating several aesthetic interior features that are common to the Irizar ie tram, generating a different and attractive vehicle that maximizes comfort, accessibility and safety for the driver and passengers, benefiting the city with a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way of getting around.

We had the pleasure of attending the presentation of the new AUVASA buses in Valladolid

These are the first electric articulated buses, zero emissions Irizar ie tram model, 18 meters long, which will be part of the AUVASA fleet and will be put into operation in the coming days on line 1.

The Irizar ie tram bus, with its modern and innovative design, offers a different attraction to the city, while offering maximum comfort, accessibility and safety for drivers and users of the service.