Irizar’s full-electric refuse collection vehicle starts customer testing - UPDATED30 October 2020

Tests of a full-electric rigid urban truck prototype developed in 2019 by Spanish bus and coachbuilder Irizar and Spanish waste management firm FCC Medi Ambiente are to begin in Badajoz, a city in southwestern Spain.

That body was equipped with a side-loading body for waste collection.

But last year Irizar also developed an unbodied zero-emission truck chassis, called the ie urban truck, which “responds to several market needs and makes it possible to drive in cities and urban areas without creating any atmospheric or acoustic pollution.” Irizar says that the zero-emission chassis drastically reduces noise, pollution and CO2 emissions of the truck, and consumes half as much energy as a conventional vehicle.

Irizar also says that serial industrial production of vehicles such as the truck represents the definitive push towards the deployment of affordable e-mobility in urban service vehicles in metropolitan areas, with a huge positive environmental impact in terms of polluting emissions and noise, reduction of carbon footprint.

UPDATED 2 NOVEMBER 9:45. The company says it plans to begin serial production in 2021.

Transport Engineer

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