The Sarakaki Business Group has handed over to the O.S.Y. S.A. depot the new fully electric bus in the Greek capital for testing. The official delivery took place on Monday, July 19, 2021 at the O.S.Y. S.A. depot in the presence of the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Costas Karamanlis and other officials.
The test operation of the electric Irizar ie tram 12 meters electric bus will take place in the real road conditions of the Greek capital on the route of Line 2 of the Trolleys “Ano Kypseli – Pankrati – Kaisariani”. Those responsible considered the summer months an ideal period, as the bus will be tested under high temperature conditions in order to draw clear conclusions regarding its efficiency and autonomy.
The Sarakaki Business Group, having been a leading presence in the Greek business ecosystem for almost a century, has a long and successful history in the bus industry in Greece as well as great know-how in the construction and assembly of buses.
The Irizar ie tram bus is a fully electric bus. This bus, with the appearance of a tram, has been developed on the basis that its design helps to make the service and the city more attractive and ensures passenger comfort. The combination of the large capacity, ease of access and interior configuration of a tram and the flexibility of an urban bus, together with the fact that the bus generates zero emissions, determines the DNA of this new vehicle.
The Irizar ie tram offers a clean, minimalist design and all its features correspond to specific functional aspects that allow it to create an identity and an image that are easily recognizable to its users.
Every last detail has been taken into account to achieve the appearance of a tram, including easels and mirrors, which have been replaced by cameras displaying their images on two screens inside the vehicle on each side of the driver. Accessibility, safety, passenger flow and passenger comfort are the inspiration behind the interior design architecture.
High-density and long-life batteries are lithium-ion batteries from the LTO (Lithium Titanate) family. The modern 230 kW permanent magnet engine is sufficient to meet the functional requirements.
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The Hispacold climate control system, designed specifically for zero-emission electric vehicles, offers a perfect balance between the thermal comfort of passengers and the energy optimization that Irizar receives for its electric vehicle.
The vehicles have been equipped with electric doors developed by Masats. the front door swing has a safety sensor and the other sliding doors in metro style also have sensors.
Charging stations are installed in strategic locations in the city, at the beginning or end of each line. The system is equipped with an articulated arm that allows the charger to connect automatically or manually to the bus batteries and the charge takes about 5 minutes.
Sarakaki Group of Companies is an exclusive importer and representative of Irizar in Greece.