29 Feb 2020


Competition in the electric bus sector grows stronger in Europe with Spanish builder Irizar receiving a second order in Germany. After the city of Düsseldorf Irizar has signed a contract with In-de-City-Bus GmbH (ICB) in Frankfurt for nine 18-metre ie-bus emission-free electric buses. Also Irizar is delivering nine interoperable slow charge stations for their garages.

With 560 kWh of stored energy and a range of 220 to 250 km, the latest generation of Iriziar ie buses is equipped with three doors, 46 seats and two spaces for wheelchairs or pushchairs. They charge overnight via nine interoperable chargers fitted with CCS Combo 2 adapters.

With this news, Irizar further grows its presence in Germany and, after completing an order for ten 12-metre zero-emission buses in Dusseldorf, it continues to provide its electromobility services in Frankfurt. Irizar operates in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets through Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions including after-sales services for electric buses and charging infrastructures.

The first units are expected to be delivered by the end of this year. Irizar manufactures its own batteries and provides them with a second life, allowing them to be reused once they have come to the end of their useful life cycle for buses, turning them into an energy storage device in electric vehicle recharging infrastructures in different service stations.

The municipal company ICB is the largest bus company in Frankfurt with a fleet of 162 low-emission buses, transporting more than 31 million passengers each year. The City of Frankfurt am Main is pursuing the goal of operating all bus traffic by 2030 with alternative drive types.

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