Irizar to deliver electric buses to France
Spanish bus maker Irizar has received an order from Aix-en-Provence, where public transport operator RDT 13 is expecting to receive 15 electric tram buses. The contract includes charging infrastructure and maintenance.
Irizar to make electric utility vehicles in Spain
It is Europe’s first “emobility plant” said Irizar at the inauguration of their new facility in Aduna, Spain. On a floor area of 18,000 sqm they want to build electric buses and other commercial vehicles en masse in order to keep up with demand.
Irizar and Ferrostaal sign sales partnership for D-A-CH
The Spanish manufacturer has chosen Hamburg-based Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions to take care of its electric bus and charging infrastructure business in terms of sales, project management and after sales. Their deal involves the D-A-CH region, namely Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Irizar, Malaysia, R-Tech Services, Johanson3.
E-bus made in Europe: Spanish Irizar presented its first electric bus, the i2e. Its secret is hidden under the hood as the company uses sodium-nickel batteries. The huge packs offer 376 kWh which should be good for a range of 200 to 250 kilometres. The i2e can already be found on the streets of Barcelona and San Sebastian.
insideevs.com, irizar.co.uk (with video)
Malaysian battery: The Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), Australia’s AutoCRC Ltd and Swinburne University of Technology want to develop high energy density Li-ion batteries for EVs. Already next year, a prototype produced in Malaysia shall be presented and is first aimed at the Malaysian market.
Early warning system: British R-Tech Services will receive 300,000 pounds in funding from the Technology Strategy Board to develop a monitoring system for hydrogen storage tanks. R-Tech’s system will give an early warning if any damage is detected using optical, digital and electron microscopy equipment.
Foldable cargo bike: The Johanson3 is a new type of electric trike currently looking for crowd funding over 1.7 million dollars. It features solar panels and is a mixture between a bike and a scooter as it can go as fast as 45 kilometres an hour but transports up to three grown up people.
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