EBUSCO PARTNERS WITH AUSTRALIAN ABC FOR BUS PRODUCTION
Ebusco has announced a regional partnership with Australian Bus Corporation, comprising Precision Buses and Bustech, the largest Australian owned bus group in Australasia. The deal involves production and delivery of the next generation Ebusco electric buses into Australia and New Zealand.
The partnership between Ebusco and the Australian Bus Corporation will ultimately result in the Ebusco 2.2 and the next generation, carbon based Ebusco 3.0 being manufactured in Australia in a purpose built high tech facility. In a press release Australian Bus Corporation and Ebusco are stating they recognize that buses are only one part of the broader ecosystem that is required in Australia to activate the rapid deployment of zero emission buses.
“We believe the Ebusco 3.0 will be a game changer and will significantly lower the total cost of ownership model in an extremely competitive environment, delivering significant benefits to customers”, says Simon Pearce, the newly appointed Strategic Director of Asia Pacific for Ebusco. “The collaboration with Ebusco is an exciting development for both parties, combining Ebusco’s experience in Europe with Australian Bus Corporation’s commitment to smart engineering which will support electric bus advancement for both companies”, says Christian Reynolds, Group Managing Director of Australian Bus Corporation.
Both parties will benefit from this partnership with Ebusco's experience in developing zero emission buses while Australian Bus Corporation, through Precision Buses and Bustech, provides design, engineering and manufacturing capability and capacity in Australia, which is comprehensively supported by a localised supply chain throughout Australia, spare parts warehousing, and a service, after sales and support network.
“Our collaboration with Ebusco supports our broader strategy of collaborating with technology partners who wish to expand into Australasia and localise their production to provide economic benefit to the Australian market and create Australian jobs, whilst leveraging territory specific engineering know-how and capability”, explains Christian Reynolds.