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.