The Irizar ie truck wins World Smart City Award
The Irizar ie truck, the zero-emission truck from the Irizar Group, has won the World Smart City award in the Innovative Idea category
Within the framework of the 2019 Smart City Expo World Congress, the Irizar ie truck has won the World Smart City award in the Innovative Idea category for its qualities of accessible mobility, versatility and high energy efficiency for an urban service vehicle.
The award was given to the FCC Medio Ambiente company, who presented this project that competed with other very high-level projects.
It should be noted that the Irizar ie truck, a 100% electric truck, was developed by a consortium led by the Irizar Group and FCC Medio Ambiente. The truck has permanent electric drive, it can be plugged in and has high-energy batteries, it has a low cabin that is pushed forward and is applicable to all urban service functions. In addition, it is economical because of its industrial development.
The primary strategic goal of the truck is to facilitate the implementation of accessible electric mobility in urban services with enormous environmental benefits, like the total reduction of polluting emissions and noise, reducing the carbon footprint and maximising energy efficiency.
Both because of its modularity, which makes it applicable for all kinds of functionality, and because of the durability of its components and the permanent electric drive technology with consumption optimisation, this chassis provides city governments with the electric vehicle of the future in an accessible way. The first platform application, which is already operational, has a lateral load chassis for collecting waste, which means there can be a complete 100% electric service (zero emission vehicle ZEV), with the same performance as a conventional engine but with around 50% of the energy consumption and a drastic reduction of noise, pollution and CO2 emissions.
If necessary, it can be equipped with an auxiliary CNG engine, which recharges batteries at a constant rate with minimal energy consumption and emissions. It can also be designed as completely electric or powered by a fuel cell.
For a fleet of the approximately 30,000 heavy diesel vehicles there would be an annual reduction in the carbon footprint of nearly one million equivalent tons of CO2 and more than 9000 GWh of energy consumptions savings.
FCC Medio Ambiente
Innovation is in the DNA of FCC Medio Ambiente, which has been doing research in electric mobility for more than 45 years. They currently have a fleet of more than 16,000 vehicles, of which 821 are electric and 1305 are CNG or Bi-Power.