Italian bus manufacturer Rampini has won the tender organized by Consip for the supply of up to 280 8-meter electric buses. Rampini has won the Consip tender by offering the Eltron model, manufactured at its facilities in Passignano sul Trasimeno (PG). The vehicles purchased through Consip are financed with resources provided by the PNRR (The National recovery and Resilience Plan, part of the Next Generation EU program).
The Eltron is available in 2 or 3 door versions, with a width of 2.2 meters and a capacity of up to 48 passengers. It has a 230-kilowatt electric motor powered by a 280 kWh battery, charged via a plug, ensuring a range of over 200 kilometers to meet any operational need. Great care has been taken in designing the interiors to ensure passengers high safety and comfort standards. "The Consip tender, thanks to PNRR funds, represents a unique opportunity for a true energy transition in the public transport
sector. It is a pride for us to contribute to this transition by offering buses manufactured exclusively in Italy", said President Engineer Franco Rampini. The contract will be active by June 2023 and allows Public Administrations to purchase buses with or without specific customizations. In the former case, bus customization can include colors, liveries, additional equipment for the driver's seat and passenger compartment, onboard and passenger safety devices, driving assistance systems, and full-service maintenance.