Nobina has commissioned Ebusco a fleet of 76 e-buses (3.0 model) for Norwegian capital city Oslo. The delivery is planned for end 2023.

The 76 Ebusco 3.0 buses will be used for the Public Transport Authority Ruter in Norway and will operate in and around Oslo.

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.

New contract with Nobina for Ebusco

Nobina, the largest Public Transport Operator in the Nordic region, is a repeat customer for Ebusco.  This Norwegian order consists of 22 Ebusco 3.0 12-metre buses and 54 Ebusco 3.0 18-metre buses. By adding these 76 buses, the total number of Ebusco buses in the Nobina fleet will be 176. For Nobina, this is the first time that they will be using Ebusco buses in Norway; the previous orders were all for Denmark: 13 e-buses are bound to Copenhagen (plus further 22), other 19 for Horsens.

Jens Råsten, Fleet Manager at the Nobina Group comments “As the largest public transport operator with largest fleet of electric buses in the Nordic region, we take great interest in the development of new sustainable buses, technology, and materials from Ebusco. Also, in Ebusco’s enhanced European production capabilities for our passengers and PTA´s in the Nordic region.”  

Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco comments: “In 2014, when Ebusco was just starting out, Norway already showed concrete interest and dared to strengthen its ambitions around sustainability by investing in electric buses. It is great to see that in line with our growth ambitions we are now signing a substantial contract for the supply of our buses with our repeat customer Nobina.”

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