The 100% electric Irizar ie truck has been named as the Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the Year 2021.
The award by transport publisher Grupo Editec followed a decision of a of 50 business people in the goods and passenger transport sector.
The prize is added to those obtained in 2019 and 2020, where the Irizar ie truck, a versatile and multifunctional electric chassis-platform developed jointly with FCC Medio Ambiente, was the winner of the World Smart city Awards in the Innovative Idea category, as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 and the European Business Awards for the Enviroment (EBAE) in the Product and/ or Service category.
This is the third time that Irizar e-mobility vehicles have won Spain’s Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the Year.
In 2016 the ie2 electric bus won the award. Two years later in 2018, the Irizar ie tram won the prize.
Of the ie truck award Imanol Rego, General Manager of Irizar e-mobility says: ” This award is a recognition of our efforts towards innovation in electromobility in urban / metropolitan enviroments.
“We are very proud that we have found the solution enabling u to contribute to drastic reductions in noise, pollutants and CO2 emissions”.
About the Irizar ie truck
The Irizar ie truck is a 100% electric truck which responds to different market needs and enables it to move around cities and urban enviroments without atmospheric or acoustic pollution.
The result is a cleaner city and more sustainable environment for citizens.
The design, an icon of all Irizar brand products, is one of the main attributes of this truck, making it an attractive and accessible vehicle with unconventional aesthetics.
It incorporates the Group’s electric traction, energy storage and control electronics technologies.
As an environmentally friendly vehicle, it is able to access low-emissions zones in cities.
Due to its low noise level, it can operate early in the morning or at night.
Accessibility and safety
The cab is accessed via a single accessible step, which provides safe transit for drivers and passengers. With a 370mm step, the ie truck has the lowest access height currently on the market.
Comfort and safety have been prioritised in the development of the driver’s position with a guaranteed optimal field of vision as well as the placement of all controls, buttons and the dashboard display with ergonomic reach of the driver.
Exclusive design for cities
Both the chassis and the cab are designed by Irizar which offers great integration flexibility. it is a vehicle that may be used in unlimited applications, both for waste collection and urban distribution.
The Irizar ie truck is rated up to 18 tonnes and can accommodate all types of bodywork currently available with hardly any adaptation.
Debut application is waste collection
The first ie truck is used for waste collection, as the result of collaboration with FCC Medio Amiente.
The unit has undergone several months of successful tests in several Spanish cities including Madrid, Barcelona, Pamplona, Badajoz, Zaragoza and Vigo.
The irizar chassis, an 8m long 6 x 2 version, incorporates a CNG range-extender which allows it to operate in electric mode in cities and the possibility of increasing its autonomy with a CNG natural gas engine.