Burgas Bus, based in the fourth largest city in Bulgaria, is taking delivery of 44 Irizar ie buses. The order includes 34 12m-long buses and ten 18m artics. The 12m ie bus will have three doors, 26 seats and a wheelchair area, while the 18m bus will have four doors, 32 seats and a wheelchair area.
The vehicles will be equipped with Irizar lithium ion batteries and Irizar e-mobility will also provide 44 interoperable ECI-100 chargers supplied by fellow Irizar group company Jema Energy.
The chargers have a 100kW smart charging system that will charge the vehicles in three hours using a Combo 2 charging outlet, according to Irizar.
They will also include telemetry systems by Datik, another Irizar Group company, which the operator can use to monitor and manage the electric vehicle fleet at all times and maximise fleet performance.
The delivery of the first units is expected to be made in September 2021.