Ebusco has signed a contract with German operator Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG (NIAG) for 12 Ebusco 3.0 12-meter buses. The delivery of these buses is planned for end 2023. 

NIAG operates in the Lower Rhine region in Germany. It will deploy the buses in the district of Wesel and Kleve. For this order, Ebusco competed against other preferred suppliers in a so-called mini-tender, the manufacturer says.

In October 2021 the King of the Netherlands officially opened Ebusco new factory hall in Deurne by putting the Ebusco 3.0 bus on the charger (its debut in operation was scheduled in early 2022). The factory in Deurne is expected to have a production capacity of five hundred emission-free buses per year by 2022, Ebusco says. The company went public listing at Euronext Amsterdam.

NIAG orders Ebusco e-buses

Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG (NIAG) is a modern, multimodal transport and mobility service provider with around 800 employees. NIAG creates connections for the region in two core business areas: local public transport and logistics. With its bus route network of more than 2,200 kilometres and 36.5 million passengers per year, NIAG is the largest provider of public bus transport in the Lower Rhine region.

Hendrik Vonnegut, board member at NIAG comments: “We are pleased to have ordered the first 12 electric buses for NIAG from Ebusco. This initial order is the first important step towards the electrification of the entire bus fleet.”

Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco comments: “We are delighted with this collaboration with NIAG/Transdev, as we share the commitment to drive the transition to zero emission public transport, in which Transdev is an industry leader. Having already delivered more than 170 buses to Transdev, this order is a clear recognition for Ebusco and we look forward to further expanding our successful partnership with Transdev and NIAG.”

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