ear after year, Irizar manages to surprise Busworld’s visitors with wonderfully designed stands. It always reminds of the headquarters in the Basque city with the almost unpronounceable name: Ormaiztegi. The implemented corporate identity featuring much white and sloping lines is also present in Irizar’s stands. A nice piece of branding. This Busworld edition is once again the time and place for Irizar to bring the necessary news. The ultimate scoop is the eighteen-meter articulated electric tram bus ie-tram.
Over the past few years, they already presented the hybrid i3 and i4 and the electric i2 city bus. This summer, Irizar has opened its brand new factory specifically for the construction of electric busses. The quite spacious 1,600 sqm stand in hall four features quite a few vehicles. Of course, there is the Irizar i8 Integral, meanwhile Coach of the Year 2018. In addition, the Irizar i6S and Irizar i4H hybrid are present too. Irizar also has a second stand where they present e-Mobility turn key electromobility solutions for cities with as absolute highlight the ie-tram. An eighteen-meter articulated electrically driven ‘tram bus’. A nice piece of state of the art technique developed and constructed entirely in-house. Irizar e-mobility provides a complete product package with electric buses, charging infrastructure and power storage.
And as if all that were not be enough, they now add their own pantograph charging system to the mix. With these new acquisitions, Irizar offers a product range with all kinds of technical mobility solutions for buses and coaches, from diesel Euro 6 to hybrid and one hundred percent electric. Irizar can be found in hall 4, stand 405.
Coach builder of the year
At Irizar’s marvellous stand, Tom Terjesen, chairman of the International Coach and Bus of the Year jury ‘once again’ handed the trophy that comes with the title Coach of the Year 2018 to Irizar’s CEO José Manuel Orcasitas. ‘Once again’, because the day before, during the Busworld Award Night, the official announcement had been made. That night, Irizar was awarded more prizes. They were named ‘Coach Builder of the Year’. The day after, the title ‘Coach of the Year 2018’ was received with joy at the Irizar stand. Orcasitas said in his acceptance speech that it is a reward for years of hard work. Over the last ten years, Irizar has transformed from traditional constructor to modern, pioneering bus manufacturer with now quite a few hybrid and electric vehicles in their range.