Ebusco announces it has been selected by UGAP (Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics) in the category “Electric Buses.” The Ebusco 3.0 electric bus, in 12-meter and 18-meter models, will be available through UGAP starting in March 2023 for a contract period of 24 months, with options for contract extension.

To support the addition to the UGAP catalogue, Ebusco says it will increase its marketing and sales efforts in France in the coming year. These efforts will include a dedicated Ebusco 3.0 roadshow in France and participation in multiple exhibitions.

Ebusco available in UGAP listings

The public procurement agency UGAP offers over one million products including electric vehicles. UGAP provides procurement expertise to public buyers and offers a wide range of products and services selected in accordance with the Public Procurement Code. Public buyers who contact UGAP are exempt from advertising and competitive bidding obligations, giving them immediate access to UGAP’s offerings with a simple order form, Ebusco underlines.

The French bus market is, together with the German one, the largest in Europe. Ebusco will serve the French market with locally-built buses from its manufacturing facility in Metropole Rouen, which is expected to become operational by the end of 2023 (in the same city the manufacturer has received an order for 76 vehicles).

Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco comments: “We are proud and honoured to be selected by UGAP and it is clearly an important strategic step to expand our footprint in France. We are looking forward to presenting our innovative Ebusco 3.0 to all French municipalities that are aiming to lower the regions carbon footprint through the deployment of zero-emission public transport.”

Jean Francois Chiron, Managing Director France at Ebusco comments: “To be referenced with UGAP is really a big step forward for our implementation in France. This contract award, which complements our industrial establishment in the Rouen metropolis, is a concrete expression of Ebusco’s global development strategy in which France has a special place. We are now a major player in the French bus market, supporting local authorities in their shift toward zero-emission transit services.“

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