De Lijn awards a framework agreement for electric public transport buses; 100% electric vehicles from Irizar e-mobility

The public transport company of the Flemish Region of Belgium, De Lijn, has awarded a framework agreement for up to 100 vehicles, allowing it to rely on Irizar e-mobility’s 100% electric Irizar ie tram buses for premium public transport services. The vehicles will be destined for special projects, such as the Spartacus project in Limburg and the BRT project in Kortrijk.

Irizar e-mobility emerged as the strongest candidate among the nine participants in the tender. For more than 10 years, it has been offering comprehensive electromobility solutions for cities, both in terms of the manufacture of 100% electric, zero-emission vehicles and the manufacture and installation of the main infrastructure systems required for charging, traction and energy storage.

“With Irizar, we have an additional supplier that has a strong reputation in the electric bus market for this higher segment. BRT electric buses are different from regular electric buses because they have more streamlined exteriors and higher quality interiors. Time will tell if and how many vehicles we get from the two active framework agreements for BRT electric buses.”, says Ann Schoubs, General Director of De Lijn.