Nobina orders another 19 Ebusco electric buses
Nordic public transport group Nobina has ordered more electric buses from Ebusco. The 19 Ebusco 3.0 12-metre electric buses on order are to be used by the Danish transport company Midtrafik in and around Horsens. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2023.
The Ebusco 3.0 is the Dutch company’s latest model, first introduced in 2019. The 3.0 features a remarkably lightweight chassis to increase the range of the vehicles. The Ebusco 2.2 model is still on offer and also still sells well.
At the end of 2021, Ebusco handed over 13 Ebusco 2.2s to Nobina for use in the Danish capital Copenhagen. The follow-up order now placed brings the total number of Ebusco buses in the Nobina fleet to 100, making 20 per cent of Nobina’s bus fleet zero-emission. At the same time the 2.2s were delivered in Copenhaben, in Germany’s city of Munich, Ebusco’s newest model the 3.0 was delivered and is currently in operation.
In 2019, Ebusco first unveiled the 3.0 generation of lighter buses that are able to manage a longer range because of their lighter weight. Here Ebusco says: “The Ebusco 3.0 has a lightweight composite body based on aerospace technology. This composite material is significantly lighter and stronger, giving the bus a substantially longer, single-charge range of up to 575 kilometres and a longer estimated average life span.”
Roman Westberg, Nobina’s strategic buyer says: “Nobina is looking forward to receiving the first batch of Ebusco 3.0 buses manufactured in Deurne, the Netherlands, complementing the growing fleet of Ebusco buses.”
Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco, adds: “Scandinavian countries have shown interest in our electric buses from the beginning. We look forward to intensifying the cooperation with our regular customer Nobina in Denmark and the rest of the Nordic region.”
It was only in June that Ebusco received its first electric bus order from Sweden, where 23 examples of the 18-metre-long Ebusco 3.0 are to be delivered in the second half of 2023.