FIRST IRIZAR ELECTRIC BUSES GO TO BARCELONA AND MADRID
The electric bus production is concentrated at the new premises of Irizar e-mobility in the town of Aduna, Gipuzkoa region. The next batch of vehicles built here are fifteen 100 percent electric buses for Madrid and Barcelona's first four 100% electric articulated buses.
With the capture of these 22 new units for the mainland market, Irizar e-mobility has become the market leader for 100% electric zero-emission buses in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, and San Sebastián.
These buses, Irizar's first 60-foot articulated buses in Spain, will enter into service in June 2018 and will join the two 40-foot buses, which have been operating in the city since August 2014 and part of the European Commission's ZeEus project.
Prior to this, Irizar and Donostibús will spend six months testing an articulated bus on the city's 28 line. Irizar will install an opportunity charging station (made for the group by Jema) to charge this bus throughout the day.
The Municipal Transport Company (Empresa Municipal de Transportes - EMT) and Madrid City Council have purchased 15 buses, which will be the first 100% electric buses to join the municipal company's fleet. In addition to the 40-foot ie bus units, 15 chargers will be supplied for night charging in depots. The onboard energy in the buses is 376 KwH and the power of the station is 100Kw.
These buses are scheduled to be delivered in December of this year and will operate on several lines in the city of Madrid.