The largest Italian private company of Local Public Transport, Autoguidovie, placed an order for 120 E-WAY buses from IVECO BUS. It is the result of a tender issued by operator Autoguidovie. Within this framework agreement IVECO BUS is to start delivery of the first of the 120 e-buses in the second half of 2023. This is already the second Italian contract for the manufacturer this year.
IVECO BUS will supply 120 low-floor plug-in E-WAY buses to Autoguidovie Group over a three-year period. The electric buses will operate in all the territories covered by the companies of the Autoguidovie Group and their purchase has been partially financed thanks to contributions from the NRRP (National Recovery and Resilience Plan), the Complementary Funds and the NSPSM (National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Mobility). Stéphane Espinasse, Head of Sales & Products, IVECO BUS: “With this second Italian success, we are very excited to expand our E-WAY solution and support the public transport decarbonization in the country”. Autoguidovie is the largest Italian private company of Local Public Transport. It employs 1,406 people and has a consolidated turnover of 149 million euros. Today it is present directly or through subsidiaries in Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Veneto and Piedmont. With a fleet of 1,230 buses Autoguidovie manages a perimeter of 46 million bus-km. "Our Group continues its virtuous path towards zero-impact mobility. The purchase of electric buses, within a framework agreement worth about 65 million euros, represents the natural continuation of a path towards true environmental sustainability for a company, which already has one of the most modern and ecological fleets in Italy and which has always promoted public transport as a growth driver for the territories, for businesses and for people," said Stefano Rossi, Managing Director of Autoguidovie.