Ebusco 3.0 wins Red Dot Design award
Prestigious award within the Product Design category
Deurne, 31 March 2022 – Ebusco (Euronext: EBUS), a pioneer and frontrunner in the development of electric buses and charging systems, has won the Red Dot award with the Ebusco 3.0 in the category Product Design. It will come as no surprise that we are extremely proud of this prestigious design award. It is, once again, a huge recognition for our 3.0 bus.
The Red Dot Design Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. The Red Dot Label has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after marks of quality for good design.
All registrations have been assessed by the international jury and the fact that we have been awarded is something that we feel extremely honoured about.
Thanks to the cooperation with our partner KesselsGranger DesignWorks, who has been with us since the very beginning, we have managed to design this bus to make it stand out from any other.
“Receiving the Red Dot Award for the design of the Ebusco 3.0 is a wonderful achievement for all involved. We’re honoured and proud to work closely with Ebusco, at the forefront of innovation, with a team of specialists in business, design, engineering and manufacturing, creating state-of-the-art mobility which contributes to a better living environment.” – KesselsGranger DesignWorks
Interior design Ebusco 3.0
The design of the bus is focused on more comfort with a spacious and luxurious interior and is therefore designed to give the best possible travel experience for drivers and passengers. The fully flat floor allows for increased freedom of movement and the opportunity to maximize the window size. This, in combination with an optional panoramic skylight, increases the natural incidence of light considerably. The body of the bus is made of lightweight composite material. This has many technical advantages but also has a special effect on the bus’ interior. The composite beams are left untreated so the woven carbon fibres can be seen in the bus.
Besides comfort, safety also plays a big part in the design of the bus. For that reason, we have replaced the outside mirrors with cameras to increase the safety and aerodynamics of the bus. The Ebusco 3.0 is not only a pleasure to look at, but also a joy to ride. A combination of which we think is crucial within our market.
Exterior design Ebusco 3.0
With its advanced lightweight construction, the exterior design called for a pure and unique aesthetic. The body shape has been determined by the curvature of the carbon fibre spaceframe that, alongside the increase in strength, results in elegantly curved sides.
The styling incorporates a wing-shaped theme that embraces the front and sides, highlighting the lightweight, aerospace-inspired character of the bus. The exterior design includes sculpting that results in a more emotional and dynamic appearance.
All components have been developed for a flush-fitting appearance, including the doors and limited panel gaps.
The aerodynamic spoiler set has been developed to be as low as possible, which has been enabled through the limited number of roof-mounted components.