Iveco Crealis wins ‘Sustainable Bus of the Year 2019' award at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show Germany
The Crealis’ on-board batteries have been reduced with in-motion-charging technology
Iveco Bus, a brand of CNH Industrial, unveiled the Crealis in-motion-charging bus at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade show in Germany, where the brand was awarded the 'Sustainable Bus of the Year 2019' title in the ‘Urban’ category.
The vehicle has won previous acclaim from public transport specialists winning the ‘Public Transport Innovation Award’ in the ‘Move Green’ Energy-Environment category at European Mobility Week in June 2018.
The Crealis’ on-board batteries have been reduced with in-motion-charging technology. The vehicle combines electric overhead lines with a small on-board battery thereby allowing new electric bus routes to be deployed, at no extra cost, even if there are sections without overhead lines. Operating time is maximized as the vehicle’s batteries recharge automatically when running on roads with overhead lines. The Crealis in-motion-charging is also capable of running on batteries for 25% to 40% of the route.