Irizar's ie truck wins innovation award at 2019 Smart City Expo World Congress
Irizar's ie full battery-electric truck won the Innovation Award at the World Smart City Awards 2019, staged as part of the 2019 Smart City Expo World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain.
It was one of seven category winners in the competition, which saw entries from 54 countries whittled down to 28 finalists.
The ie truck is developed by a consortium led by the Irizar Group and FCC Medio Ambiente.
With permanent electric drive, it can be plugged in and has high-energy batteries. It has a low entry cab that is pushed forward and is applicable to all urban service functions. In addition, it is economical because of its industrial development.
Judging it the winner, the judges praised its qualities of accessible mobility, versatility and high energy efficiency for an urban service vehicle.
Because of its modularity, which makes it applicable for all types of functionality, and due to the durability of its components and the permanent electric drive technology, the chassis provides city authorities with the electric vehicle of the future in an accessible way.
The first platform application, already operational, has a lateral load chassis for collecting waste, which means there can be a complete 100% electric service (zero emission vehicle ZEV), with the same performance as a conventional engine but with around 50% of the energy consumption and a drastic reduction of noise, pollution and CO2 emissions.
If necessary, it can be equipped with an auxiliary CNG engine, which recharges batteries at a constant rate with minimal energy consumption and emissions.
It can also be designed as completely electric or powered by a fuel cell.
For a fleet of approximately 30,000 heavy diesel vehicles there would be an annual reduction in the carbon footprint of nearly one million equivalent tons of CO2 and more than 9000 GWh of energy consumptions savings.
Details of the finalists and winners at www.smartcityexpo.com/en/world-smart-city-awards