IVECO BUS has inaugurated its new Foggia plant dedicated to the production of zero- and low-emission buses. The production volume of the plant will be 1,000 vehicles per year: buses with zero-emission propulsion (battery electric and hydrogen electric) and low-emission propulsion (methane/biomethane, traditional fuels and biofuels). The inauguration of the new plant comes just eight months after the first stone was laid and less than a year after IVECO BUS announced its intention to return to producing buses in Italy.
IVECO BUS emphasizes in its press release the plant emits zero CO2 emissions and that 100% of its energy comes from renewable sources, including over 1,000 photovoltaic panels that produce 640 MWh per year. The entire project focuses on reducing energy consumption and recycling, making use of high-performance construction materials, Intelligent LED lighting and rainwater reuse. Iveco Group is already present in Foggia with its FPT Industrial plant for the production of industrial engines and with 1,600 employees it is one of the largest industrial establishments in Puglia. The investment in the new plant of approximately 40 million euros – that will be partially offset by funds from the PNRR, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan ‒ is strategic and puts two pillars of the PNRR into practice: “Green revolution and ecological transition” and
“Infrastructure for sustainable mobility”. Through this "Sustainable Enhancement of the Italian Bus Supply Chain" project, IVECO BUS is contributing to the energy and ecological transition process for public transport in Italy. The project involves other Iveco Group sites and Italian suppliers: the Research and Development activity related to zero-emission propulsions and battery production is being conducted at the Turin site of FPT Industrial ‒ the Group’s powertrain technology brand ‒ and the completion of the bus production that will take place in the new Foggia plant will utilise components (from seats to information technology systems) provided by the Italian supply chain. Gerrit Marx, CEO, Iveco Group, Adolfo Urso, Minister for Business and Made in Italy, and Michele Emiliano, President of the Puglia Region, attended the event.