IVECO BUS Is Helping Electrify the French City of Limoges With Zero-Emission Public Transit

Dec 16, 2019 2:00 PM ET

The city of Limoges has introduced three 18-metre IVECO BUS Crealis In-Motion-Charging trolleybuses on its busiest network line, contributing to the development of clean and silent urban transport.

The introduction of the Crealis In-Motion-Charging on Line 4, which runs through the heart of the urban center, confirms Limoges Métropole’s commitment to energy transition through investment in the new generation of electric vehicles by IVECO BUS, a bus and coach brand of CNH Industrial N.V..

Designed and developed by IVECO BUS, the Crealis In-Motion-Charging is an electric vehicle that uses the latest-generation “In-Motion-Charging” technology, combining two overhead lines and energy storage in the form of batteries.

This means that Transport Authorities can envision fully electric bus routes, free from overhead lines on part of the route, making it easier to deploy and reducing complexity and cost, while operators enjoy the benefits of an electric vehicle that performs well in all circumstances, with no loss of time due to charging – as this occurs while driving under the overhead lines and when braking. To preserve the architectural quality in town and city centers, the Crealis can also run on batteries for distances of up to 25 to 40% of the line.

“We welcome the introduction of our first new generation trolleybus, the Crealis In-Motion-Charging, in Limoges, a network with a historical commitment to this technology. This versatile electric vehicle shows the commitment of IVECO BUS to energy transition and complements its offer of sustainable mobility solutions,” said Stéphane Espinasse, IVECO BUS Brand Leader.

Keen to ensure performance and profitability for its clients, IVECO BUS offers a range that optimises the investment costs linked to infrastructure and the operating costs linked to zero emission bus projects. With 2 to 10 times fewer onboard batteries than electric buses, the Crealis In-Motion-Charging is not affected by consumption peaks due to charging. In addition, the absence of overhead lines in the costliest or most architecturally sensitive locations also offers a significant reduction in infrastructure costs.

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