Pair of electric Irizar i2e buses join San Sebastian fleet
San Sebastian in Northern Spain has two new 100% electric Irizar buses, in addition to the one which has been operating since July 2014 and will serve on line 26 which links Amara with Martutene along the banks of the Urumea (Riberas, Loiola, Txomin and Martutene).
The new buses which have joined the fleet of operator Dbus are 12-metre long, designed with the aim of optimising the use of energy, improving the performance of Dbus’s city buses. These near-silent, zero emission vehicles achieve a range of over 200 kilometres and include sodium-nickel batteries that provide power to the electric motor, resulting in a nominal torque of 1500 Nm and 180 kW of power. The vehicle regenerates braking energy as electricity, increasing battery life.
In addition to having all the comfort, accessibility and safety elements demanded by Dbus, the buses are fitted with USB ports, a new feature enabling electronic devices to be charged free of charge while travelling.
Work has also taken place on both the exterior and interior design in order to convey the commitment to sustainability and to environmentally responsible public transport. The interior of the vehicle has features which enable the passenger to feel and enjoy the benefits provided.
In addition, Irizar has installed a smart charging station for the buses, developed by JEMA (an Irizar Group company), which automatically manages the night-time charging process in an optimal manner.
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