The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) and IVECO BUS have signed a framework contract for the supply of up to 140 18-metre URBANWAY HYBRID vehicles over a period of 5 years. The first units are expected to be operating in the capital of the Czech Republic in 2024. DPP will be the first operator in the Czech Republic to have this model in its fleet.
DPP has chosen the articulated URBANWAY HYBRID for the renewal of its fleet as part of the 2030 Climate Plan for the capital city of Prague. The plan calls for 75% of DPP buses to be completely emission-free or low-emission vehicles. "Prague's 2030 plan and national or European commitments foresee that 75% of DPP buses will be completely emission-free or low-emission vehicles locally. On the one hand, these are low-emission vehicles; on the other hand, in the event of a blackout or any unexpected situation in the power grid, we will be able to put them into operation without major restrictions and thus provide basic transport services to the capital city Prague, which is our basic duty. Thanks to these buses, we will be able to maintain a certain independence from the charging
infrastructure in the future and diversify potential risks", adds Petr Witowski, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of DPP. The articulated URBANWAY HYBRID meets DPP's expectations in terms of performance and respect for the environment, it is equipped with the DIWA NXT gearbox and the Cursor 9 engine featuring HI-SCR technology. The full low-floor URBANWAY HYBRID will be equipped with four double doors and offer a maximum capacity of 130 passengers, including 35 seated. A full air conditioning, automatic passenger counting equipment, a camera system including interior surveillance, front detection, a rearview camera, and side cameras are installed.