Innovation is tradition

Based on decades of experience as a bus designer and manufacturer, Ikarus designs, developes and manufactures electric, environmentally friendly, economical, low operating cost buses for urban and suburban public transport. Our electric charging systems, designed according to the needs of the operators, ensure the charging of environmentally friendly vehicles using renewable energy.

Our Mission

We design and manufacture safe, comfortable, environmentally-friendly and esthetically pleasing buses with 125 years of experience, flexibly adapting to the varying needs of users, operators and passengers.

Our Vision

Zero-emission public transport. Maximize the use of renewable energy sources in the energy supply of vehicles, minimize the environmental burden of production technology.

The History of Ikarus

In the 1970s and 1980s, Ikarus became one of the largest bus manufacturers in Europe by producing and selling nearly 10,000 units of the world-famous 200 bus family annually, delivering Ikarus products to nearly fifty countries on five continents.

In the last 40 years, more than 250,000 buses left the Ikarus production lines.

As a result of the developments started in 2016, Ikarus developed and presented the first electric bus designed and manufactured in Hungary with a European type license by the fall of 2020.

The History of Ikarus



Serial production of the full-electric Ikarus 120e



Tenders funded by the Government of Hungary or the EC

VNT2020-1-1009. Competitiveness-enhancing grant - 2021

Grantor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Name of beneficiary: Ikarus Járműtechnika Kft.

Managing authority: HIPA Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency Non profit Zrt.

Grant amount: HUF 283,073,000

Purpose of the grant: competitiveness-enhancing grant

Investment date of completion: 31 December 2021.

Corporate Investment Support program - 2020

Grantor: Ministry of Finance

Name of beneficiary: IKARUS Electric Zrt.

Purpose of the grant: IKARUS Electric Zrt. Industrial development

Amount: HUF 112,520,930

Place of implementation: 8000 Székesfehérvár, Vásárhelyi út 5. Plot no: 7609/24

GINOP- 2.2.1-18-2020-00028. tender

Name of beneficiary: IKARUS JÁRMŰTECHNIKA Járműgyártó, -Javító Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Limited Liability Company and Óbuda University.

Project name: Research and development for the evolvement and market launch of an internationally marketable, electric-drive, self-driving, intelligent servicing bus chassis range consisting of identical elements.

Contracted grant amount: HUF 841,035,235

Grant intensity: 53.16 %

Presentation of project content: Ikarus plans to implement preparations for the development of a self-driving, electric drive, high quality, yet cost-effective bus chassis range consisting of identical elements that is competitive on the EU market. The units of the chassis range consist of identical parts and main units. The design methodology established during the project allows the various units of the chassis range to support buses of varying lengths, satisfying varying user needs with a minimum of additional design work. Thanks to 5G communication, by optimizing the vehicles’ road traffic service, operating costs can be significantly reduced.

Based on research forecasts and markets trends, Óbuda University surveys the expectations of public transport operators as well as those using the service, based on which it prepares the data requirement specifications for the “Smart bus” and intelligent servicing system.

Planned project date of completion: 31/03/2023

Project identification number: GINOP-2.2.1-18-2020-00028

Supplier Development program – 2018.

Name of beneficiary: Ikarus Járműtechnika Kft.

Grantor: Ministry of Innovation and Technology

Grant amount: HUF 80,170,188 direct grant

Duration of activities supported by the grant: 26 October 2018 – 30 April 2019

The developments intended to be implemented through the project will help the company enhance the quality and safety of the manufactured vehicles, making work processes more effective, reducing production costs and expanding its product range.

The devices procured through the project and the trainings can also provide considerable assistance in developing a new product range.

The company pays particular attention to optimizing production processes and increasing technical efficiency, for which it provides special vehicle industry and bus manufacturing modular trainings for its employees, particularly in relation to the implementation of welding training.

The project has been successfully concluded.

Corporate Investment Support program - 2017

Name of beneficiary: Ikarus Járműtechnika Kft.

Grantor: Ministry of Finance

Place of implementation: 8000 Székesfehérvár, Vásárhelyi út 5.

The project has been successfully concluded.

Quality Assurance

Production and environmental protection certificates

ISO 9001/2015, ISO 3834-2, ISO 14001:2015

In-house Training

Our specialists participate in continuous, regular trainings

Supplier Audit

Well-developed domestic supply chain for enhancing Hungarian added value

Supplier Training

We support and cooperate in the training of our suppliers

The Ikarus Holding

Ikarus Global Zrt.

Ikarus Electric Zrt.

Ikarus Járműtechnika Kft.

Electrobus Europe Zrt.