Iveco E-WAY Turin

225 IVECO BUS E-WAY will provide electric mobility in Turin

13 July 2023

GTT (Gruppo Torinese Trasporti) with IVECO BUS and ENEL X are the winners of a tender to supply electric mobility in Turin. The tender involves 225 electric buses with the supply and installation of charging infrastructures and accumulation systems, for more than 150 million euros as well as full spare parts service by IVECO Orecchia for 10 years on a self-financing basis for more than 15 million euros. The tender published 10th February 2023 closed 12th July with the official opening of the bids and the proposed awarding of contracts.

The final awarding of the tender, after the “standstill” period is over, is scheduled for late August. Funding is expected from the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR). The initial framework agreement calls for the supply of 225 IVECO BUS E-WAY as follows: 135 12-metre buses, 62 18-metre buses and 28 18-metre Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The latter vehicles have in-line charging systems and dedicated courses: these will be used on the new Line 2 route in Turin. The initiative foresees the production of the buses, with their battery packs manufactured in Turin, to be completed in the new IVECO BUS plant in Foggia, Italy. “We are especially pleased because this tender is very strategic for GTT and has seen the participation of the main players in the sector,” says Serena

Lancione CEO of GTT, the public transport company. “The tendering procedures were closed on time thanks to coordinated teamwork that allowed us to meet the timeframe set by the PNRR to access and obtain the funds. These buses will radically change the face of public transport in Turin in the coming years and will allow a total renewal of the fleet: 63 percent of GTT's buses will then be electric and with the strengthening of the tram and metro system, more than 80 percent of travelers in Turin will move about on electric vehicles, therefore without polluting.” For IVECO BUS this contract with GTT will be the first example in Europe of a “turn key” contract for electric buses: it includes the vehicles, recharging and spare part services.