Iveco to supply up to 500 buses in Belgium

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Iveco Bus has signed a framework agreement with the Flemish government-owned public transport operator De Lijn for an initial batch of 65 E-Way battery-electric city buses, plus further batches up to a total of 500 vehicles. The vehicles will be deployed in several cities in Flanders, with deliveries beginning in 2024 and potentially continuing over six years. Altogether they will represent the largest fleet of Iveco articulated electric buses in operation.

With 800 buses already in operation that have completed 42 million kilometres, the E-Way is an established product in the European market. Available in four lengths, it offers a choice of overnight slow charging or fast charging using a pantograph. The 18m-long articulated buses for De Ljin will be equipped with a high-performance battery pack. “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 new agreement – which follows the recent one with Busitalia and brings the number of our electric buses ordered to up to 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 of Iveco’s Bus Business Unit.

Managing Director of De Lijn Ann Schoubs added: “Thanks to this first order of articulated full electric buses, we confirm our full commitment in offering an ever more sustainable mobility wherever we operate. For this next step towards zero emissions solutions, we chose Iveco Bus, a well-known manufacturer in this field, and its 18m E-Way best met our expectations in terms of range, comfort and safety, both for our passengers and drivers.”

Flemish government operator De Lijn is to take an initial batch of 65 Iveco E-Way electric buses. IVECO