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Articulated Irizar ie buses for Frankfurt

Design impression of the new Irizar ie bus for Frankfurt/ Main I © Irizar

Irizar e-mobility is providing nine 18-metre emission-free electric buses to In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB) Frankfurt (Germany), in addition to nine interoperable slow charge stations for the depot.

With 560 kWh of stored energy and a range of 220 to 250 km, the latest generation of Iriziar ie buses are 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.

Second Irizar order in Germany

With this delivery, Irizar further grows its presence in Germany, after completing an order for ten 12-metre zero-emission buses in Düsseldorf. Irizar offers its sales and after-sales services for electric buses and charging infrastructures in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets through Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions. The first units for Frankfurt are expected to be delivered by the end of this year.

Irizar manufactures its own Li-Ion traction batteries and even provides them with a second life, allowing them to be reused once they have come to the end of their useful life cycle in 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 and is fully owned by Frankfurt’s public transport operator VGF since 2014. It operates a fleet of 162 buses, transporting more than 31 million passengers each year. As the City of Frankfurt am Main is pursuing the goal of operating all bus traffic by 2030 with alternative drive types, the purchase of nine 18-metre emission-free electric buses is a big step towards low-emission urban transport.

Source: Irizar

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