The Irizar ie truck, Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the year 2021 in Spain

Aduna, 13 January 2021

The 100% electric Irizar ie truck has won a new award, becoming the Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the Year 2021 in Spain, an award given by Grupo Editec (the publisher of the magazines Transporte 3 and Viajeros).

The jury, fifty business people in the goods and passenger transport sector, decided to award this recognition to the Irizar ie truck.

This prize is therefore added to those obtained in 2019 and 2020, where the Irizar ie truck, a versatile and multifunctional electric chassis-platform developed jointly with FCC Medio Ambiente, was the winner of the World Smart City Awards in the Innovative Idea category, as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 and the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) in the Product and / or Service category.

This is the third time that Irizar e-mobility vehicles have been nominated Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the Year. In 2016 the i2e electric bus won the award. Two years later, in 2018, the Irizar ie tram won the prize and this year the Irizar ie truck received the recognition.

In the words of Imanol Rego, General Manager of Irizar e-mobility “This award is a recognition of our efforts towards innovation in electromobility in urban / metropolitan environments.  We are very proud that we have found the solution enabling us to contribute to drastic reductions in noise, pollutants and CO2 emissions”.

The Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the Year is a mixed category of the National Transport Awards covering both passenger and freight models.

The Irizar ie truck

The Irizar ie truck is a 100% electrical truck which responds to different market needs and enables it to move around cities and urban environments without atmospheric or acoustic pollution. The result is a cleaner city and more sustainable environment for citizens.

The design, an indisputable icon of all Irizar brand products, is one of the main attributes of this truck, making it an attractive and accessible vehicle with unconventional aesthetics.

It incorporates the Group's electric traction, energy storage and control electronics technologies.

As an environmentally friendly vehicle, it is able to access low-emissions zones in cities. Due to its low noise level, it can operate early in the morning or at night.

Accessibility and safety

The cab is accessed via a single accessible step, which provides safe transit for drivers and passengers. With a 370 mm step, the ie truck has the lowest access height currently on the market.

Comfort and safety have been prioritised in the development of the driver's position, with a guaranteed optimal field of vision, as well as the placement of all controls, buttons and the dashboard display within ergonomic reach of the driver.

Exclusive design for cities

Both the chassis and the cab are designed by Irizar which offers great integration flexibility.

It is a vehicle that may be used in unlimited applications, both for waste collection and urban distribution.

The Irizar ie truck withstands loads of up to 18 tonnes.

It can be accommodate all types of bodywork currently available with hardly any adaptation.

First application, waste collection

The first ie truck is used for waste collection, as the result of collaboration with FCC Medio Ambiente. The unit has undergone several months of successful tests in several Spanish cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Pamplona, Badajoz, Zaragoza and Vigo. 

The Irizar chassis, an 8-metre long 6 × 2 version, has a load capacity of 18 tonnes.

It incorporates a CNG range extender which allows it to operate in electric mode in cities and the possibility of increasing its autonomy with a CNG natural gas engine.