The Spanish region of Pamplona has ordered 20 new zero-emissions buses from Irizar e-mobility and also operator Palma EMT in the capital of the island of Mallorca, has ordered 12 electric zero-emission buses. The delivery of the first units to EMT is expected for early 2023 and the delivery of the first units to TCC is expected for mid-2023.
Palma will receive within a year 12 ie tram vehicles. They are equipped with solar panels on top to power the auxiliary systems of the buses. The 12 metre Irizar ie tram for Palma will have three doors, 22 seats (four of which for PRM), and a wheelchair area and they will be able to carry up to 70 passengers. They will have 430 kWh Irizar batteries and can be charged using an inverted pantograph or a Combo 2 charging outlet. The drive unit will be a 206 kW central motor. This project in Palma received financing from the European Union NextGenerationEU, Recovery - Transformation and Resilience Plan funds through the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda. The order is framed by the second phase of renewing the EMT fleet, which started in late January and will include upgrading 59 buses with clean energy vehicles that will make it possible to stop emitting 8000 tons of carbon dioxide.
In Pamplona public transport operator Transports Ciutat Comtal (TCC) from the Moventis group, currently manages the urban regional transport fleet. The 20 buses they ordered are 12 metre long Irizar ie tram model buses. The buses have some aesthetic attributes of a tram. Iñigo Azcona, Irizar e-mobility Commercial Manager for Spain and Portugal, added, “It is strategic that a region like Pamplona has chosen a local product. The vehicle model they have chosen, the Irizar ie tram, is our flagship model.” The ie tram for Pamplona has a 430 kWh Irizar battery and is equipped with 206 kW engines, the vehicles have 3 doors, 25 seats for passengers (4 for PRM), 2 wheelchair and pram areas, a ramp for disabled people and they can hold up to 80 passengers. The buses will have the option to be charged using an inverted pantograph or by slow charging in the garage. Instead of conventional rear view mirrors the vehicle has two digital cameras. ADAS (advanced driver-assistance system) help to minimise risky situations that can arise while driving. TCC Pamplona has a fleet of 159 buses, 135 of which are in service during rush hour. The network has 553 stops (328 with shelter) along 24 daytime urban lines and 10 night lines.