Nobina orders 13 Ebusco electric buses for use in Copenhagen
Ebusco has received an order for 13 electric buses from Denmark. The Ebusco 2.2 electric buses are to be delivered to operator Nobina in November 2021 and will go into service in the greater Copenhagen area.
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According to the Dutch bus manufacturer, this is its first order from Denmark. But more could follow, because as reported, the country’s largest cities will only buy electric city buses. Public transport operator Keolis had already ordered 35 electric buses from Chinese manufacturer Yutong for use in the greater Copenhagen area.
The Dutch manufacturer has not said which version of the Ebusco 2.2 Nobina has chosen. The model is available as a 12-meter bus with two or three doors, a 12.9-meter bus or an 18-meter articulated bus. All versions come with LFP batteries, and the packs range in size from 363 kWh to 525 kWh. This should enable ranges of between 350 and 450 kilometres.
“We are seeing a rapid change in public transport, where electric buses are meeting societies and our travellers demand for an even more sustainable, efficient and comfortable public transport,” says Jens Råsten, fleet manager at Nobina Group.
Update 20 November 2021:
Ebusco has signed another contract with Nobina in Denmark. The transport company will buy 22 Ebusco 2.2 electric buses and the associated charging infrastructure for the greater Copenhagen area. Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2022. These buses are expected to travel over 110,000 km per year.
Along with the previous contracts, Nobina has ordered a total of 79 Ebusco 2.2s, of which 13 buses will be delivered shortly for the Greater Copenhagen area. The 29 Ebusco 2.2 buses for the Kolding region (with Sydtrafik as the responsible PTA) are currently in production. In addition, Nobina has ordered 15 Ebusco 2.2 buses for Roskilde and Frederikssund.