FCC Medio Ambiente and Irizar agree to produce the first 10 ie urban electric trucks
FCC Medio Ambiente and Irizar agree to start mass production of the first 10 ie urban electric trucks to be used for waste collection. The excellent results of the tests conducted in different European cities and the satisfaction of the operators have resulted in this decision.
Mass production of these 10 units includes 4x2 and 6x2 of two and three-axle versions and is the definite impulse to contribute to the implantation of affordable e-mobility for urban service vehicles in metropolitan areas, with an enormous environmentally positive impact regarding polluting emissions and noise, reduction of the carbon footprint and energy efficiency.
This success is a true reflection of the collaboration over the last years between FCC Medio Ambiente an Irizar, and for FCC it is a consequence of its commitment to innovation and for improving the environment in cities where it offers its services, and for which Irizar has proved to be the best technology partner.
The Irizar ie urban truck is a 100%-electric, zero-emission lorry responding to the different market needs and allowing the delivery of services in cities and urban areas with a drastic reduction of noise, emissions, contamination, and CO2, and 50% less energy consumption than a conventional vehicle, which makes it ideal to perform work early in the morning or at night as well as having access to low emission areas of cities.
It incorporates in-house technology developed by the Irizar Group companies regarding electrical traction, energy storage, and control electronics, combined with over 110 years’ experience of FCC Medio Ambiente regarding the real needs of municipal services.
The design, functionality, and accessibility are some of the attributes that make it unique on the market, a vehicle with cutting edge aesthetics, attractive, and accessible.
Access to the cabin is by a single accessible 370 mm stairway, which makes the vehicle the one with lowest access height on the current market, and in turn ensures safe transport for the driver and any companions.
Comfort, safety, optimal field of vision and ergonomic reach to all controls and dashboard screen have been essential factors for developing the position of the driver.
It is worth remembering that the ie urban truck was presented in the Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress SUM in Bilbao in 2019 and the first prototype was used for residue collection, as a fruit of the collaboration with FCC Medio Ambiente. It was the winner of the World Smart City Awards in the Innovative Idea category, in the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019. It obtained the accolade at the 2019-2020 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) in the Product and/or Service category for the project "Development of High Efficiency, Modular and Self-supporting Electric Traction Vehicular Platforms for Urban Services”. And this year it has been awarded the 2021 Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the Year in Spain, a prize granted by the Editec Group.
We have no doubt at all, that several public administrations are going to commit to more sustainable transport solutions and FCC Medio Ambiente and Irizar are, right now, perfectly prepared to make that possible.