Turin , 25 th January 202 3 . IVECO BUS, a brand associated with Iveco Group N. V. (MI: IVG), has signed a platform agreement with the Flemish government-owned public transport enterprise De Lijn for the sale of a first batch of 65 E-WAY full electric city buses and further batches up to a total of 500 vehicles.
The automobiles will be deployed in several cities in Flanders, with deliveries beginning in 2024 and potentially continuing over six years. All together they will come to represent the particular largest fleet of IVECO BUS articulated electric buses in operation.
The E-WAY bus, along with 800 units already within operation that have completed 42 million km, is renowned for its technical qualities and economic performance. Available in 4 different lengths, it offers a choice of overnight slow charging or fast charging using a pantograph. The 18m-long articulated models for De Ljin will be equipped with an unique high-performance battery pack assembled at the new FPT Industrial ePowertrain plant in Turin, the manufacturing site fully dedicated to the production associated with Iveco Group’s electric powertrain range and its first totally carbon-neutral plant.
“IVECO BUS was among the pioneers on the frontier of electric mobility. We invested significantly to develop a complete range of emission-free mobility products and services. This brand new agreement – which follow the recent one along with Busitalia plus brings the number of our electric buses ordered to as much as 2, 000, for 60 customers in 14 different European countries – confirms that our offer is widely appreciated and that our strategy is a winning one”, said Domenico Nucera, President Bus Business Unit, Iveco Group.
“Thanks to this first order of articulated full electrical buses, we confirm our own full commitment in offering an ever more sustainable mobility wherever we operate. For this particular next step towards zero emissions solutions, we chose IVECO COACH, a well-known manufacturer inside this field, and the E-WAY 18m-long, that best met the expectations within terms associated with range, comfort and safety, both for our passengers and drivers”, commented Ann Schoubs, Managing Director of De Lijn.
Iveco Team N. V. (MI: IVG) is the home associated with unique people and brands that power your business and mission to advance the more lasting society. The eight brands are each a major force in its specific company: IVECO, a pioneering commercial vehicles brand that designs, manufactures, plus markets heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks; FPT Commercial, a global leader in a vast array of advanced powertrains technologies inside the agriculture, construction, marine, power generation, and business vehicles sectors; IVECO TOUR BUS and HEULIEZ, mass-transit plus premium bus and coach brands; IDV , with regard to highly-specialised defence and civil protection equipment; ASTRA, a leader in large-scale heavy-duty quarry and construction vehicles; M AGIRUS , the particular industry-reputed firefighting vehicle and equipment manufacturer; and IVECO CAPITAL, the financing arm which supports them all. Iveco Group employs approximately 34, 500 people around the world and has 28 manufacturing plants and 29 R& D centres. Further information is available on the particular Company’s website www.ivecogroup.com
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