Iveco might be known primarily for its trucks, especially here in Australia, however the Italian manufacturer is also a huge player in the international bus market.
Now Iveco Bus has just won a 141-bus contract in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
The deal will see Iveco supply the Brussels Intermunicipal Transport Company with the articulated 18-meter hybrid electric buses over the next five years, starting in May next year.
The low floor buses boast a passenger capacity of up to 103 people.
They will also be fitted with an “Arrive & Go” function that enables operation in 100% electric mode with zero emissions when approaching and leaving stop signs, bus stops and traffic lights.
Iveco telling us the buses use up to 30% less fuel than a standard diesel bus.
While emissions savings add up to 35 tonnes per year – the equivalent weight of two buses.
The contract not only includes the supply of the buses, but also planning, construction, supply, implementation, delivery of spare parts and battery pack maintenance, as well as all traction chain components.
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