Sunday 8 August 2021

Major Electric Bus Order for 180 E-WAY Heuliez Iveco Vehicles

As part of an ambitious purchasing program of electric buses in Europe, RATP group and Île-de-France Mobilités have awarded IVECO BUS a contract of 180 E-WAY electric 12-metre buses. 
These city buses will be added to the 247 ones already in operation or in delivery. IVECO BUS will therefore become RATP’s leading supplier for electric vehicles.

Thanks to its environmental qualities and its technological maturity, The 
E-WAY will support RATP in the deployment of its BUS 2025 plan. 
It fully meets the expectations of RATP and Île-de-France Mobilités as it offers significant environmental benefits including air quality, climate protection and silence in operation.

RATP has elected the night-time charging version of the E-WAY, the best-selling electric model in France in 2020, which can be recharged in a few hours in bus centres. 
Synonymous with smooth driving and quiet experience, the E-WAY full electric bus helps to improve the comfort for the driver, the passengers and local residents.

This full electric model is produced in the HEULIEZ factory in Rorthais (France) and is part of the E-WAY battery-powered bus range, 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.

Stéphane Espinasse, IVECO BUS Brand Leader, declared: “We are proud to have been selected again for the largest European tender, even global outside Asia, for electric buses.

It is an honour to be able to support RATP in the deployment of its ambitious Bus 2025 plan, which aims to have a fleet of 100% clean buses. The choice of the E-WAY is a confirmation of the expertise of Iveco Bus in the field of Zero Emission vehicles. "