Iveco Bus produces hybrid or electric buses in the company's French plants.
The first purely electric bus is expected to leave the Iveco Bus factory in Vysoke Myto this fall, according to the Automotive Industry Association of the Czech Republic newsletter.
Unlike those already produced by the group and intended for urban transport, the new electric vehicle from the Czech factory will be intended for suburban transport. The Crossway Low Entry Electric vehicle will use lithium-ion batteries designed by Microvast. The batteries will be manufactured by FTP Industrial, an Italian affiliate.
The development of the electric buses has been carried out at the R&D center in Vysoke Myto in recent months. Iveco Bus launched hybrid vehicles for urban traffic in 2010, while pure battery vehicles have been sold since 2017. Both are produced at Iveco’s French plants. The vehicle for suburban lines, which will be produced in Vysoke Myto, must have a larger capacity battery.
The Vysoke Myto plant produces diesel, CNG or biomethane Iveco Crossway buses. Twenty-one Iveco Crossway buses are produced here every day; a total of 4,365 in 2021.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.