06 May 2019


Irizar e-mobility has won a contract to deliver 15 zero emissions electric buses and charging infrastructure to Schaffhausen in Switzerland. This is a unique project in Switzerland and Europe as the energy needed for the charging stations will be generated by the Rhine River as it passes through Schaffhausen.

The contract includes 15 Irizar ie tram model zero-emission electric vehicles (7 of which are 12 metres and 8 are 18 metres long), 12 fast charging stations and 16 in-depot charging stations. It is the first step in electrifying public transport in Schaffhausen. A second phase is scheduled for 2022-2027 for which a tender is written for another 47 vehicles, 20 quick charging stations and 51 in-depot charging stations.

On the occasion of this contract award, the Irizar ie tram was presented in Schaffhausen. The event was led by the Councillor Daniel Preisig and the General Director of VBSH, Bruno Schwager. The Swiss Public Transport Association Director Ueli Stückelberger, the Minister of Economic Development of Schaffhausen, Christoph Schärrer attended the event. General Manager of Irizar e-mobility Hector Olabegogeaskoetxea stated: “This is a unique turnkey project in Switzerland and in Europe with 12 fast charging points of 600 kW to be installed in one of the main avenues of the city and charging will be done using green energy generated by the river Rhine as it passes through Schaffhausen.”

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