The Principality of Monaco has received the first of 10 Iveco Bus E-WAY 9.5m midibuses. These are the very first manufacturer’s midibuses to operate in Monaco. They will fully support the energy transition of the Principality. They will be put into operation between April 4th for line 3 and early autumn for line 5.
The Public Transport Company of Monaco has chosen for a strong identity for the new E-WAY 9.5m with the red and white colors both for the exterior customization and seats’ trim. It is a subtle reminder of the national flag. On board, the layout combines sustainability and elegant design in “vegetal leather”, a more environmental-friendly leather alternative, chosen by the operator in order to further reduce the carbon footprint of its vehicles.
These midibuses will be able to welcome more than 60 passengers on board, including 16 seated. They are equipped with air conditioning, information screens and USB ports for a peaceful journey. The compact dimensions of the E-WAY midibus: -9.5 m long and only 2.33 m wide make it very agile for routes difficult to access, especially narrow streets in city centres. To further improve driver comfort, the vehicles are fitted with a rear-view vision system. The E-WAY 9.5m has been designed and produced in the electromobility center of excellence of IVECO BUS based in Rorthais (France). It is equipped with a 160kW electric motor and NMC Lithium-ion batteries located on the roof and in the rear compartment. It recharges at night at the depot.
The inauguration ceremony which took place on Monday 28th March was attended by H.S.H. Prince Albert II, sovereign Prince of Monaco, (6th from left), Mrs Céline Caron-Dagioni, Minister of Environment and Urban Planning (5th from left), Mr. Stéphane Valeri, President of the National Council (4th from left), senior representatives of the Equipment, Mobility and Energy Transition Authorities, Mr Roland de Rechniewski, Director of the Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco (7th from left), and Frédéric Lahitte, Managing Director of IVECO France (8th from left).