TWO ELECTRIC EBUSCO BUSES FOR BOREAL TRANSPORT
The Norwegian public transport company Bpreal Transport of Stavanger has recently acquired two Ebusco electric buses. The aim is to test the functionality and operational stability of these buses under local conditions.
After a selection process of a year the Ebusco technology was chosen. This Dutch manufacturer developed and builds these vehicles in co-operation with Chinese companies Zhuhai Guangtong Automobile and Zhuhai Yintong New Power Tech.
The vehicles for Stavenger have a length of 12 metres and a maximum capacity of 79 passengers, of which 35 can be seated. Battery capacity is 242 kWh. The manufacturer claims an operating range of 170 km during the winter months and up to 250 km in the summer.
The two Ebusco electric buses will start operation next autumn in the urban
network of Stavanger, a city on the westcoast of Norway. The project is managed by Boreal Transport in collaboration with other partners (Kolumbus, Transnova and Lyse). Boreal Transport, formerly Veolia Transport operates a fleet of over 600 diesel buses, nine trolleybuses and 28 ferries.