IRIZAR'S NEW IE BUS READY FOR THE MARKET
Irizar e-mobility presented the new generation of 12 m Irizar ie buses at the Busworld in Brussels. Now this new generation of electric zero-emission buses from the Spanish bus builder is ready for production and appearance in the public transport market. This new generation ie buses is characterized by the latest technological and design innovations.
Irizar launched its first ie bus in July 2014. Many of them run in various cities around Europe. This new generation ie bus has the latest technological and design features which include weight reduction, improved passenger capacity, new 350 kWh batteries and a new regenerative braking system. Irizar states that in a urban environment, driven by 350 kWh in a SORT 1 cycle and in standard climate conditions, it offers an approximate autonomy of 250 km or about 17 hours of operation. Charging time has decreased and the vehicle can be slow charged in 3 hours. There is also the option of fast charging via pantograph. The charging capacity can vary from 50 kW to 600 kW.
The new Irizar ie bus will be available in 10, 12, 15 and 18 metres. The space has been optimised, achieving greater passenger capacity and improved modularity. The bus has a new exterior and interior design. The front end, with a more pronounced and elegant touch, is increasingly similar to the aesthetic features of Irizar products. The interior design has also been modified so that it can optionally incorporate some features of Irizar ie tram: low windows, side lighting or screens in the ducts, among others. The new generation of the Irizar ie bus can be certified in Class 2.
As it is modular build, it facilitates interior configuration by the customer. It also offers the option of replacing the rear view mirrors with cameras that show images on two screens located inside the vehicle on both sides of the driver.
In addition to complying with the roll-over safety regulations, ECE-R66/02, the European regulation that measures the structural strength of large passenger transport vehicles, the AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System), an acoustic warning system that complies with R138, has now been incorporated. A new dashboard which complies with fire regulations 118R annex 6, 7, and 8 has also been included.