Jun 24, 2022 - 02:42 pm

Ebusco receives first orders from Sweden

Dutch electric bus and charging infrastructure manufacturer Ebusco has received its first order for the Swedish market. Public transport company Svealandstrafiken has signed a contract with Ebusco for 23 examples of the 18-metre-long Ebusco 3.0, to be delivered in the second half of 2023.

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Svealandstrafiken is owned by the regions of Västmanland and Örebro Län, located inland to the west of Stockholm. In both areas, more than 65,000 passengers travel by bus per day. Most bus services are managed directly by Svealandstrafiken, while subcontractors handle a minority.

Once the electric articulated buses are delivered, Ebusco vehicles will be on the road in eight countries. “We are very excited to expand our footprint in the Scandics,” said Ebusco CEO Peter Bijvelds. “Earlier this year we hired Jonas Helsner as our dedicated Sales Director in the Nordics. This order in Sweden is a perfect next step within our expansion strategy.” Ebusco does not disclose the financial scope of the order from Svealandstrafiken in the statement.

Ebusco unveiled the 3.0 in October 2019, and the vehicle is said to feature, among other things, a lighter body that allows for a more extended range. In addition to the 18-metre articulated bus, the Ebusco 3.0 is also available as a twelve-metre solo bus with electric drive. However, the manufacturer continues to offer the Ebusco 2.2 model.

Update 15 November 2022

The Swedish public transport company Svealandstrafiken has placed a follow-up order with Ebusco and expects the Dutch company to deliver 13 Ebusco 3.0 electric buses by mid-2023. This is in addition to the 23 units that Svealandstrafiken purchased, as reported above and bringing the total number of Ebusco 3.0 buses commissioned by Svealandstrafiken to 36.

The current contract still includes an option for five more 18-metre buses with a delivery time until the end of 2025.

Jonas Helsner, Sales Director Nordics at Ebusco, said, it was “great to see that the positive feedback that we have received about our Ebusco 3.0 has strengthened our regional position and which is highlighted by the third order in Sweden”.

ebusco.com, ebusco.com (update Nov ’22)


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