Today the Ebusco 3.0 model is launched in articulated version, claiming a range of up to 700 km thanks to maximum battery capacity over 500 kWh and lightweight design thanks of use of composites.
The Ebusco 3.0 18-meter with a starting weight of 14,500 kg. Maximum passenger capacity? 150 passengers. In 2023, Ebusco says it will further scale up production with a dedicated line for articulated bus models to meet demand.
The launch of Ebusco 3.0 articulated
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 just went public listing at Euronext Amsterdam.
“Thanks to the floor-integrated batteries, the 3.0 18-meter bus has a very low centre of gravity, which has a positive effect on driver handling and passenger comfort. Ebusco again opts for cobalt-free LFP batteries because of safety, ethical and durability considerations. Because of the lightweight structure, all axles can be equipped with a single tyre. This makes it possible to create an extra-wide aisle from front to rear with a width of 90 centimeters, which increases the flow throughout the bus and makes the bus extra accessible also for people with physical disabilities, and for prams”, Ebusco highlights.
The composite side walls are injected with a foam that provides high thermal insulation. This lead to reduction in energy consumption of the cooling and heating system.
Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco comments: “I am immensely proud that we are presenting this ground-breaking 18-meter bus today. With about a third of our workforce working in R&D and engineering, we continuously manage to develop at high speed. This has now resulted in the lightest and most efficient articulated bus in the world.”