Spanish bus manufacturer Irizar and refuse collection firm FCC Medio Ambiente have partnered to produce Irizar ie electric refuse collection trucks. The two companies have conducted tests of the new trucks in several European cities, with “excellent results,” and the first 10 units will now go into production.
The first 10 units will include 4×2 and 6×2 two- and three-axle versions of the Irizar ie urban truck. Irizar says this 100% electric truck offers 50% less energy consumption than a legacy vehicle. Its silent operation and lack of emissions make it ideal for working in urban areas early in the morning or at night, and allow it to operate in the low-emission areas that are being established in a number of European cities.
The Irizar ie urban truck incorporates electrical traction, energy storage, and control electronics technology developed in-house by the Irizar Group. The driver’s cabin is designed for easy access, safety, and an optimal field of vision, and features an ergonomic control layout for maximal driver comfort.