Ebusco 3.0 available for French PTA’s without additional EU tender process
Deurne, 1 February 2023 – Ebusco (Euronext: EBUS), a pioneer and frontrunner in the development of electric buses and charging systems, has been selected by UGAP (Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics en France) in the category “Electric Buses”. The Ebusco 3.0 12-meter and 18-meter will be made available as of March 2023 at the UGAP, for a contract period of 24 months, with options for extended contract time.
The Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics, UGAP, is the only generalist public procurement agency in France and offers more than one million products, including electric vehicles.
UGAP provides public buyers with its procurement expertise and offers a wide range of products and services selected in compliance with the Public Procurement Code. All public buyers who contact UGAP are exempt from their advertising and competitive bidding obligations. The customers of the central purchasing agency can therefore have immediate access to its entire offer with a simple order form.
France is a strategically important market for Ebusco as one of the key target countries supporting the international expansion strategy. The French bus market is the largest bus market in Europe and has a relatively low current zero emission penetration. Ebusco will service the French market with locally built buses from its manufacturing facility in the Metropole Rouen which is expected to become operational by the end of 2023.
To support the UGAP catalogue addition, Ebusco will further step up its marketing and sales activities in France in the coming year. Amongst the planned activities are a dedicated Ebusco 3.0 roadshow in France and attendance at multiple exhibitions. These events will allow Ebusco to showcase the innovative and low weight design of the Ebusco 3.0 which has proven to lead to significantly lower energy consumption and longer range while also offering superior drivability and safety features.
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.“