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.
Iveco recently launched the new Iveco S-Way, the first vehicle in the new Way heavy-duty range, in Korea for on-road missions in the Korean domestic market.
Here to succeed the IVECO Stralis which won two “International Truck of the Year” awards in 2003 and 2013 since it was first launched in Europe in 2002, the Iveco S-Way has been completely redesigned and equipped with numerous new technology.
4 million kilometres
In its development phase, it has undergone more than 100,000 hours of digital simulations and 4 million kilometres of test-drives over three years to ensure its high quality and performance. This new long-haul truck introduces significant improvements in performance, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and durability.
The Iveco S-Way has also won the iF Design Award 2020 in the Automobiles/Vehicles Category of the Product Discipline.
On the exterior, the newly designed cab comes with a new front grille with high radius corners and side fins, new integrated headlights, a new bumper design with integrated deflectors, and newly designed wheel arches.
These elements on new cab design reduce drag coefficient by 12%, increasing the vehicle’s excellent fuel efficiency by up to 4% compared to the previous model.
Additional significant savings derive from the integrated parking cooler, which brings a double benefit in that it not only is more energy-efficient than a dealer-installed kit alternative, but it also has no impact on the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance.
Design elements also contribute to the Iveco S-Way’s low TCO: the new three-piece bumper, which in the event of damage only requires replacement of the affected piece instead of the whole bumper.
It offers a choice of two engines – the 11.0-litre heavy-duty Cursor diesel engine with 460hp or 13.0-litre heavy-duty Cursor diesel engine that delivers 510 or 570hp – all suitable for long haulage. The class-leading power engine is combined with the 12-speed HI-TRONIX automated transmission with electronic clutch, which offers best-in-class torque-to-weight ratio and long transmission oil change intervals.
Inside, the redesigned roof and lower engine tunnel provide a comfortable standing height of up to 2.15 meters in the center of the cabin allowing easy in-cab movements in standing position.
In addition, the upper longitudinal usable space is 35 cm wider than in the previous model, providing easier access to the upper bed and compartments. The electric openable roof hatch, designed 20% wider than in the previous model, provides even more brightness and openness to the driver.
There is also the new Start/Stop engine button and the slot for the electronic key with integrated remote control also conveniently placed on the dashboard near the DNR area, leaving more leg room adding to the overall comfort.
The dashboard and central stack have been redesigned to improve operating comfort and efficiency with a new layout and greatly increased functionalities. The 7-inch capacitive touchscreen provides access to the new infotainment system which enables the driver to bring their digital life on board with phone mirroring using Apple Car Play.
The IVECO S-WAY introduced a complete range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that enable the driver to focus on the job, which requires an increasing degree of multitasking, and improve their safety.
It includes Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). Moreover, the new LED lights improve visibility and obstacle perception by 15% even in low-light conditions, and optimized side mirrors placing a wide angle at the bottom with no intermediate pillars dramatically reduce the blind spot area, increasing overall safety.
IVECO has announced it is now the official truck partner for Formula One Championship team, Alfa Romeo Racing.
The truck company recently marked the occasion with an official ceremony in Hinwil, Switzerland, following the delivery of 13 IVECO vehicles to the team – 12 Stralis trucks and one Daily van.
The event was attended by Axel Kruse, COO of Sauber Motorsport AG, and Thomas Rücker, Business Director of IVECO Schweiz (Switzerland).
The vehicles will now be charged with transporting the team’s equipment to all the European F1 fixtures throughout the remainder of the season.
Thomas Rücker, Business Director of IVECO Schweiz, said the partnership brought multiple layers of benefit.
“We are proud to be entering into this partnership with Alfa Romeo Racing and provide transportation for the team’s equipment,” he said.
“IVECO has a long tradition of partnerships and participation in the world of sports, and in particular racing, where our trucks can be seen competing in the Dakar Rally and the FIA European Truck Racing Championship.
“We look forward to the new racing season and wish Alfa Romeo Racing success.” Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal, Alfa Romeo Racing, and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG, concurred. “It is a pleasure to welcome IVECO to Alfa Romeo Racing as official truck partner,” he said.
“Having a reliable and safe means of transportation for our equipment is an essential aspect of our logistical operations in Formula One. With IVECO, our team has an experienced partner by our side and we look forward to this collaboration.”
The 41st edition of the world’s most difficult race has come to an end after 5,000 kilometers driven on extreme terrains.
Gerard de Rooy achieved the third place in the overall classification, winning another podium for Team PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO.
The Team succeeded in taking its four trucks all the way to the last checkpoint, placing all of them in the Top 10.
Meanwhile, Federico Villagra came fourth, with Ton Van Genugten and Maurik van den Heuvel achieving 7th and 10th position in the overall classification.
The first challenge facing every team competing in a Dakar Rally is to reach the final finish line, and only a few manage to do this with all their vehicles: this year, Team PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO has not only won a podium placement, it has also succeeded in taking all four IVECO Powerstars to the finish line in the Top 10.
The Dakar 2019 finished with the stage linking Pisco and Lima with 112 timed kilometers, in which Ton van Genugten won his second special of this year’s edition, making it three special wins for the Team in the ten days of the race.
The three other IVECO Powerstar trucks crossed the finish line shortly after, with Team Leader Gerard de Rooy finishing in the Top 5 for seventh time in this edition of the Dakar. His fifth place in the last stage clinched his place on the podium as third overall.
Federico Villagra finished the most difficult rally raid in the world achieving a fourth position in the overall classification.
Maurik van den Heuvel placed the fourth IVECO Powerstar truck in the Top 10 in the overall classification.
The Dutchman was fourth, achieving another great result for Team PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO, which not only succeeded in taking its four trucks to the finish line, but placed them all in the Top 10.