The Spanish electric bus manufacturer Irizar has received new orders from Germany and Switzerland. A contract has been signed with Rheinbahn in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the delivery of ten electric buses. Irizar has also been awarded the contract to supply the electric bus system for the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
Last year, Irizar opened an e-mobility plant in the northern Spanish city of Aduna. So far it has a maximum capacity of 1,000 electric vehicles per year. More and more European cities are ordering from the Spaniards. With Düsseldorf and Schaffhausen, two more are added.
In December 2017, the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Düsseldorf received a funding decision from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for the procurement of ten new electric buses. The electric buses from Irizar are a 12-meter version of the ie bus. It is a further developed version of the model, which has been in use since 2014 and will not be launched on the market until the end of this year. A total of 74 people can be transported in the vehicle (34 seats, 3 wheelchair areas). The battery with 300 kWh should enable a range of 200 to 220 km. It will be charged by means of CCS.
The Spanish manufacturer was also awarded the contract to supply the electric bus system for Schaffhausen in a public tender. Prior to the referendum, a pilot operation will be carried out in Schaffhausen. It is a complete solution comprising of 47 buses including all options (full extension), the charging infrastructure and project services.