The IVECO BUS E-WAY by HEULIEZ performed its Record Run on the IVECO Magirus test track in Ulm, Germany. The outstanding result of 527 kilometers driven by the full electric bus on a single charge – almost twice the best autonomy performances in the industry – was certified by TÜV Südwest, the leading European technical certification centre.
Ulm, 21st October 2019
The IVECO BUS E-WAY delivered a performance without equal on the test track, demonstrating the exceptional efficiency and autonomy of the range with 527 km driven over 12 hours on a single charge.
Stéphane Espinasse, IVECO BUS Brand Leader, stated: “The Record Run of our fully-electric E-WAY by HEULIEZ is a further demonstration of the exceptional efficiency of this vehicle. This performance was achieved in controlled conditions, but it is backed up by the real-life experience of our customers in their operations. For example, at the end of August, a customer’s bus achieved 416 km on a full charge, operating regularly on their line in Hafenlohr, in Germany. This is a ground-breaking vehicle that offers customers all the benefits of zero-emissions transport together with high quality standards, outstanding reliability and excellent performance.”
The optimized test was performed by a production unit of the 12-metre model in overnight charging version equipped with a 350-kWh battery pack. The fully charged bus, fitted with summer tyres, drove at an average speed of 46.6 km/h with no heating or air conditioning. The test took place on October 10th, starting at 10:00 am and was completed at 09:41 pm in light rain and windy conditions, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 15°C. The test concluded with the vehicle having clocked 527 km on a single charge, with 4% electric power left in its battery.
The IVECO BUS E-WAY by HEULIEZ is the most complete range on the market, offering a solution to match the specific needs of every customer with a wide choice of lengths (9.5, 12 and 18 metres) and charging modes (slow overnight charging, or fast charging with a pantograph). It also offers transport operators the advantages of flexibility and modularity to match their specific operating requirements with a minimum of constraints,
and a supremely comfortable experience for drivers and passengers with a smooth ride and acceleration, and a spacious, well designed interior.
This range incorporates over 20 years of development and manufacturing expertise acquired by HEULIEZ in electric mobility, offering all the benefits of the recognized premium brand’s excellence.
IVECO BUS is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a global leader in capital goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange and on the Borsa Italiana in Milan.
A major player in the field of public transport, and among the leading bus and coach manufacturers in Europe, IVECO BUS designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of vehicles that meets all the needs of public and private operators:
- school, intercity and tourism coaches (Crossway, Evadys and Magelys)
- standard and articulated city buses, including BRT dedicated versions, with a strong leadership in clean technologies such as CNG and Hybrids (Urbanway and Crealis)
- minibuses for all passenger transport missions (Daily)
- different chassis for bodybuilders.
IVECO BUS employs over 5,000 people across two production units, in Annonay, France and in Vysoké Myto, Czech Republic. Both factories were awarded the bronze medal in 2013 following their WCM (World Class Manufacturing) audits, an international methodology for managing manufacturing processes according to best standards worldwide.
The extensive IVECO BUS and IVECO service network guarantees assistance around the world wherever an Iveco Bus vehicle is at work.
For further information about IVECO: www.ivecobus.com
For further information about CNH Industrial: www.cnhindustrial.com
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