London, September 11, 2018
A five-year agreement will see IVECO BUS, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI/MI:
CNHI), deliver Urbanway buses to the Brussels public transport operator together with a
package covering planning, construction, supply, implementation, delivery of spare parts and
battery pack maintenance as well as all traction chain components. This major order is an
important part of the network’s development plan for more environmentally friendly and
The introduction of these new vehicles will enable STIB-MIVB to increase its bus network’s
total capacity by a third by the end of 2019. The 18-meter-long hybrid electric Urbanway is
designed to facilitate access and improve travel conditions for passengers with a low floor for
improved passenger flow management, a dedicated zone for vulnerable users, and modular
areas to accommodate wheelchairs or children’s pushchairs. The Urbanway also offers high
passenger capacity (up to 103), which was a decisive factor in STIB-MIVB’s final choice.
Delivery of these 141 vehicles will start in May 2019.
This vehicle combines an electric traction system with a Euro VI engine and latest-generation
energy storage system to provide a cleaner mobility solution. The powertrain management
system optimizes fuel consumption and emissions, whilst recovering and storing the kinetic
energy released under braking.
The “Arrive & Go” function enables operation in 100% electric mode with zero emissions when
approaching and leaving stop signs, bus stops and traffic lights. Fuel consumption per vehicle
is reduced by 30% and CO2 emissions can also be reduced by up to 30% compared with
diesel buses, equating to a 35 ton reduction of CO2 per year - the equivalent weight of two
buses - thereby offering real economic and environmental advantages.