Iveco secures more Paris orders

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Parisian transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and the city’s transport operator RATP have awarded a tender to Iveco Bus for the supply of its 12-metre E-Way battery-electric buses.

The order is for for 180 buses, to add to the 247 already in operation in the city, and will see Iveco become the largest supplier of electric buses to RATP. The order marks another step for the operator in the implementation of the Paris’ Bus 2025 plan aimed at making the city and wider region’s bus fleet more environmentally friendly.

The 100% electric, zero-emissions vehicles are expected to provide a number of environmental benefits ranging from improved air quality and reduction of greenhouse gases to noise pollution reduction and will be recharged overnight at the depot. The buses are produced by fellow CNH Industrial brand Heuliez in Rorthais, France, and the model is available in four lengths – 9.5m, 10.7m, 12m rigid and 18m articulated versions – and with three charging modes: overnight at the depot, via pantograph (ascending or descending) or mixed recharging to meet the specific autonomy needs of each customer.

Iveco Bus said that the new contract underscores its commitment to the investing in and developing of a complete range of alternative fuel vehicles.

Iveco is to supply 180 more electric buses. IVECO