In addition to the one electric bus which has been operating since july 2014, the city of San Sebastian incorporates two more electric buses, demostrating the success of this initiative.
These buses will join the fleet of the Dbus company and will serve on line 26 which links Amara with Martutene along the banks of the Urumea (Riberas, Loiola, Txomin and Martutene). These totally silent, zero emission vehicles achieve a range of over 200 kilometres and include sodium-nickel batteries that provide power to the electric motor, resulting in a nominal torque of 1500 Nm and 180 kW of power. The vehicle regenerates braking energy as electricity, increasing battery life.
In addition, Irizar has installed a smart charging station for the buses, developed by JEMA (an Irizar Group company), which automatically manages the night-time charging process in an optimal manner.