Friday, 4 February 2022

New Orders for Ebusco Vehicles

Ebusco, manufacturers of electrically powered buses, are experiencing great success in their market.  The past ten years have not only been about development but also about dispelling scepticism about the potential role of electrically powered vehicles. 

Not everyone is equally aware of the possibilities with electric buses, says founder Peter Bijvelds. “It is important to get in touch early. Then we can see what is really needed and what is possible. Sometimes, something is not asked for because people think it can’t be done.”

The first Ebusco vehicles took to the road in 2013. “Buses are one of the biggest polluters of the inner city, driving around for more than ten years and coming back to the same place. You only have to put charging infrastructure in place once and then it’s done"

The latest vehicle,the Ebusco 3.0, is made of carbon fibre composite just like in the aviation industry. It ensures a much lighter vehicle, a greater mileage range and longer service life.

Latest New Ebusco Orders Announced

SWEG places an order for 10 electric buses together with charging systems from Ebusco

Ebusco has received an order from Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs-GmbH (SWEG) for 10 Ebusco 2.2 buses and 10 Ebusco chargers. With SWEG as a new customer, Ebusco is once again expanding its German customer base. The buses will be operating in the Baden-Württemberg region.

Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs-AG (SWEG) is a public transport company in south-west Germany. Together with its subsidiaries, it manages a fleet of 470 buses. In this tender, SWEG deliberately chose to put the Low Floor electric buses and the accompanying infrastructure in the form of depot chargers together in one tender. 
The combination of a competitive price, long guarantee and low maintenance costs were important reasons for choosing Ebusco. The order comprises 10 Ebusco 2.2 buses of 12 metres and 10 Ebusco chargers of 100 kW.

Stadtwerke München expands fleet with 14 Ebusco 18-metre buses

Ebusco have received a follow on order from Stadtwerke München for 14 Ebusco 2.2 18-metre buses. The delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2023.

Reasons for choosing Ebusco included its superior battery capacity, low consumption, and the associated competitive commercial proposition.

Stadtwerke München already has extensive experience with Ebusco buses. There are currently 12 Ebusco 2.2 12-metre buses in operation in the inner city of Munich, and two Ebusco 3.0 buses, which had their world debut in Munich.

Ebusco has been working as an innovation partner with Stadtwerke München and its subsidiary Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) for several years. This new order is a further consolidation of this partnership.

Ebusco 2.2 18-metre buses for Infra Fürth Verkehr GmbH

Ebusco has signed a contract with Infra Fürth Verkehr GmbH for three 18-metre Ebusco 2.2 buses. Delivery of the 18-metre Ebusco 2.2 vehicles is planned for the end of 2022.

As a provider of transport services for the Fürth region, Infra Fürth has been a pioneer in mobility since the beginning. Infra Furth is the regional partner for all energy issues and services related to life in the city of Fürth, including public bus transport.

The purchase of three new electric 18-metre buses fits perfectly with Infra Fürth’s sense of responsibility for the city of Fürth and the people who live there. Convenience for passengers has been taken into account with USB ports and wifi.

One of the reasons for choosing Ebusco was the fact that Ebusco’s maintenance partner AGK Fürth is located at the same site as Infra Fürth. This ensures that maintenance and repair can always be organised competently and quickly.