The Spanish group FCC Medio Ambiente and the manufacturer Irizar have announced the start of mass production for the first 10 Irizar ie urban electric trucks to be used for collection of residues. The two companies stated that «this success is a true reflection of the collaboration over the last years, where for FCC it is a consequence of its commitment to innovation and for improving the environment in cities where it offers it services, and for which Irizar has shown to be the best technology partner».
FCC Medio Ambiente and Irizar, a successful cooperation
Mass production of the above mentioned 10 units includes 4×2 and 6×2 of two and three-axle versions of the Irizar ie urban truck, 100 percent electric and capable to circulate in cities and urban areas «with a drastic reduction of noise, emissions, contamination, and CO2, and 50% less energy consumption than a conventional vehicle».
The cooperation resulted in a truck boasting in-house technology developed by the Irizar Group companies regarding electrical traction, energy storage, and control electronics, combined with more than 100 years’ experience of FCC Medio Ambiente regarding the real needs of municipal services.
The Irizar ie urban truck was presented two years ago
Comfort, safety, optimal field of vision and ergonomics were key element in the development of the vehicle, whose cabin can be accessed by a single 370 millimetres stairway.
The Irizar ie urban truck was presented during the Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress (SUM) in Bilbao in 2019 and the first prototype was used for residue collection fruit of the collaboration with FCC Medio Ambiente. This year, it has been awarded with the Ecological Industrial Vehicle of the Year 2021 in Spain.