Irizar e-mobility has signed a contract with Polish operator MPK Krakow (Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacyjne) to supply four ie buses with an option to provide three more. The order will make Krakow the first Polish city to have Irizar e-mobility electric buses in their fleet.
The model chosen by the operator is the 12m-long Irizar ie bus which uses in-house Irizar battery technology, has three doors, and 26 passenger seats with capacity for 91 passengers. They can be charged using a pantograph or a Combo 2 charging outlet in the garage. The chargers will be supplied by Jema Energy, an Irizar Group company.
“We’re very happy that next year, passengers in Krakow will be travelling in new Irizar e-mobility electric buses”, says Marek Gancarczyk, MPK Krakow. “This will be the first electromobility project in Poland for this company. We’re looking forward to good cooperation with Irizar e-mobility in the future.”
The order follows a trial in January of this year of an ie tram that was doing tests in several European cities.