Irizar e-mobility presented its first right-hand drive Irizar ‘ie tram’ bus for Go Ahead London at Euro Bus Expo 2022.
This vehicle has been purchased by Go Ahead London as part of an order for 20 buses and the related charging infrastructure. These buses will electrify route 358 in south London, which is expected to be the first ultra-fast opportunity charging route in the capital.
Go Ahead will use two 450kW ultra-fast chargers to recharge the vehicles in less than 5 minutes at Crystal Palace and Orpington bus stations. In addition, 100kW depot chargers capable of charging two buses simultaneously will be used at the bus garage. These chargers will be supplied by Jema Energy, a subsidiary company of the Irizar Group.
“We are delighted that Go Ahead, London's largest bus operator, has chosen our technology; this is a clear testament to the confidence placed in our products and proof of their quality and reliability. London is investing heavily in sustainable public transport solutions and we are honoured for Irizar e-mobility to play a part in this goal. Our technological race continues, and this operation will see our company launching the first super-fast charging route in London, complying with the high standards set by Transport for London.”
The 12-metre Irizar ‘ie tram’ bus will be manufactured with right-hand drive to launch in the UK for the first time from late 2022.
At Euro Bus Expo, Irizar also showcased the new Irizar i6S Efficient, an Irizar i8 and an Irizar i4. This is the first time Irizar displayed these models to the UK market
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