The Parisian transport authority, Île-de-France Mobilités and the city’s transport operator, RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) have awarded a major European tender to Iveco Bus for the supply of its 12-meter full electric buses.
This order for 180 electric buses, together with the 247 already in operation, will see Iveco Bus become the foremost supplier of electric buses to the RATP.
Bus 2025 plan
It marks another important step in the implementation of the Bus 2025 plan aimed at making the bus fleet of Paris, and the surrounding region more environmentally friendly.
The 100% electric, zero-emissions vehicles provide a number of significant environmental benefits ranging from improved air quality, reduction of greenhouse gases and noise pollution reduction and can be recharged overnight at the depot.
The model we’re looking at is the Iveco E-Way electric model, produced in the electromobility centre of excellence of Heuliez (a Brand of CNH Industrial) in Rorthais, France.
Available both in standard and articulated versions, the model has been designed to be operated in dedicated bus lanes in order to improve the journeys and the living environment of the city-dwellers and so offer a service close to what as can offer other conventional systems of public transport.
Thanks to their different interior and exterior levels of customization, the E-Way models are providing well-being and conviviality. They contribute to the image and attractiveness of urban transport as well.
On board, the multiple possibilities of materials choice and the custom-made arrangements upgrade the passengers’ compartment.
The flat floor along its whole length further enables to optimize the ingress and exit speed of passengers and a better accessibility for people with reduced mobility for passengers with pram or in wheelchair.
The plunging shape of the instrument panel gives the driver an excellent visibility and improves the driving comfort.
The model is available in four lengths (9.5m, 10.7m, 12m and 18m) and three charging modes: overnight at the depot, via pantograph (ascending or descending) or mixed recharging to meet the specific autonomy needs of each customer.
This significant new contract for the Iveco Bus brand underscores CNH Industrial’s commitment to the investing in and developing of a complete range of alternative fuel vehicles.