Public transport operator AUVASA in Spanish Valladolid has signed a framework agreement with Irizar e-mobility that involves 30 Irizar ie tram zero-emissions buses and charging infrastructure. Delivery of those units will be spread out over two years, with the first eleven units to be delivered in late 2022. They will be the first 18 metre long zero-emissions articulated buses in Valladolid.
The vehicles that Irizar e-mobility will provide will be powered by the latest generation batteries with a capacity of 630 kWh. And they will have a double charging system, manufactured by Jema Energy, an Irizar Group company. It consists of an inverted pantograph and smart plug-in charging in the depot. With the inverted pantograph charging system communication between the bus and the charger is established when a bus arrives at the depot and the pantograph is automatically lowered. According to Jema Energy it makes the daily vehicle charging process easier. The Irizar ie tram for Valladolid
has 43 seats, 3 wheelchair areas and 4 PRM seats and capacity to transport up to 105 passengers. In addition, it has CO2 metres inside and a multimedia and information system with 29 inch screens and also USB charging ports. The bus has 4 doors for easy access and fluid traffic both inside and out. Cameras instead of rear view mirrors increase forward, side and rear visibility. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for the protection of pedestrians and cyclists are on board and a closed circuit television circuits (CCTV) monitors the cabinet.