28 Dec 2016


The city of Bilbao has received two new 100% electric Irizar i2e buses, which are joining the Bilbobus fleet and will operate on several lines. The two new 12-metre long, 100% electric, zero emissions Irizar i2e buses have been designed with the aim of optimising the use of energy, improving the performance of Bilbobus' city buses.

These totally silent, zero emission vehicles achieve a range of over 200 kilometres and include sodium-nickel batteries that provide power to the electric motor, resulting in a nominal torque of 1500 Nm and 180 kW of power. The vehicle regenerates braking energy as electricity, increasing battery life. In addition to having all the comfort, accessibility and safety features demanded by Bilbobus, they are equipped with USB chargers as well as all the systems for optimal fleet management.

In addition, Irizar has supplied the charging stations and the smart charging system for the buses, developed by JEMA (an Irizar Group company), which automatically manages and optimises electricity consumption. 

Developed and manufactured with the Group's own European technology and a life-cycle approach, the Irizar i2e is the result of the Group's strategic commitment to innovation, with the aim of becoming a benchmark in sustainable urban mobility.

The Irizar i2e offers a sustainable and eco-efficient urban mobility solution responding to the current and future needs of city transport. The i2e bus has a very low carbon footprint of 8.45 g CO2 eq./km.p (per passenger kilometre). Compared to a conventional combustion bus, around 800 tons of CO2 are prevented from being emitted during its entire service life.

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