EBUSCO TO DELIVER 156 ELECTRIC BUSES TO TRANSDEV NETHERLANDS
Ebusco, based in the Dutch city of Deurne, has received the week before Busworld an order for the delivery of 156 electric city and regional buses. They will be running from November 2020 in the cities of Amsterdam and Haarlem and the regions surrounding them. These electric buses are to replace the current diesel and gas buses.
The order is worth 130 million euros. Transdev has chosen Ebusco because of the range of 350 kilometres on a single charge it said. At Busworld, Ebusco showed the latest novelty, a citybus made or composite material. This very light Ebusco 3.0 - the weight should only be 8500 kilograms - is expected to enter the market in 2022. Ebusco's CEO Peter Bijvelds says this large Transdev order for 156 of its Ebusco 2.2 gives a challenge although the company now has over seven years experience in building electric buses. It is the biggest order for Ebusco thus far. The Ebusco's are being build in China. The electric buses do not emit CO₂ (carbon dioxide), NOx (nitrogen) and particulate matter. This results in 1 kilogram of CO₂ reduction per bus per kilometre driven. Based on this order, this results in a reduction of 15 million kilograms of CO₂ reduction over the entire contract period.