Ebusco currently is active with electric buses in:
8 European countries
In 13 Cities
Approximatly 200 buses
- Belgium 🇧🇪
- Tienen (2), Multiobus, as from july 2018
- Germany 🇩🇪
- Bad Neustadt (1), as from autumn 2017
- Munich (2), as from 2017
- Munich (4 (12 meters) +2 (18 meters)), as from autumn 2020/2021
- Borkum (1) from 2017 + (1) as from autumn 2019
- Wartburg (2) as from end 2019
- Finland 🇫🇮
- Helsinki (1) as from 2013
- France 🇫🇷
- Paris (4) as from 2016
- The Netherlands 🇳🇱
- Dordrecht (37) as from april 2019 (2.2)
- Groningen (Eelde Airport) (2) as from 2017 (2.1)
- Groningen/Drenthe (60) as from december 2019 (2.2)
- Utrecht (10) as from september 2017 & new order (20) as from juni 2020
- Noorwegen 🇳🇴
- Stavanger (5), 2x as from april 2015, 3x as from mei 2017
- Switzerland 🇨🇭
- Interlaken Regio/Saas Fee (3), as from autumn 2017
Current Ebusco buses ‘on the road’
🇳🇱 | Nederland
Netherlands frontrunner in the field of electric public transport
On 15 April 2016, 14 transport authorities and the Empire signed an administrative agreement. In the ”Administrative framework Zero emission regional public transport by Bus” It was agreed that by 2025 all newly acquired buses buses must be emission-free at the exhaust (tank-to-wheel). This means that all buses purchased after 2025 are not allowed to emit emissions through the exhaust. On top of that, it was agreed that all moving buses from 2030 must be completely emission-free at the exhaust.
A huge number of electric buses are expected to be acquired in the Netherlands in the coming years (Sustainable Public Transport and Rail Platform 2016). According to the CBS, in 2017 there were 6,568 line buses in the Netherlands (this is determined annually). By the end of 2018, the electric bus fleet in the Netherlands had doubled compared with 2017. In 2018 there were 350 zero emission buses in the country, double the number of the previous year, when there were only 162. Several operators are expected to replace their diesel fleets with more sustainable variants. According to Jacobs, editor of OVpro, in 2030 the entire bus fleet is likely to be zero emission and currently some 3,200 zero emission buses are on the horizon, based on current agreements and calls for tenders (Jacobs, 2018a).
Qbuzz, a public transport company in the Netherlands, has ordered Ebusco emission-free buses. By the end of 2019, 60 Ebusco 2.2 (12m) low-floor(LF) local buses with a range of up to 400 km (250 miles) will be driving in the Dutch provinces of Groningen and Drenthe.
The Introduction of this bus fleet is unique. Never before in Europe have so many,(164) electric buses been introduced at the same time. The Northern part of the Netherlands is a true leader in this and an example for the rest of Europe: a fast transition to clean, quiet and high-quality bus transport.
Dordrecht is the second city in the Netherlands where only electric city buses are operating. This has been the case since May 2019.
The buses are recognisable as they are mainly green with STADSBUZZ on them .
Qbuzz, a public transport company in the Netherlands is already operating in Dordrecht-City, Zwijndrecht and Papendrecht with 37 Ebusco 2.2s with a range of up to 300 km (186 miles).
Practice has shown this to be sufficient for a full day, so the buses only need to be charged at night at the Weeskinderendijk depot. Charging at the depot can be set up so that it starts only when it best suits the energy company. Thijs Boone, Team leader at Qbuzz Utrecht, says in the Algemeen Dagblad: “We can also programme the buses so that the heater turns on in advance and drivers no longer have to start the day in a cold bus.”
In addition, rapid charge posts are available in Stadspolders and Sterrenburg to recharge buses 20% in 10 minutes.
🇨🇭 | Switzerland
In winter and summertime
Getting onto the slopes in Saas-Fee / Brig (Switzerland) has never been so quiet and comfortable. In Winter, Post auto shuttle buses run between the Bus terminal and the Valley Station. In Interlaken this bus also runs a normal line with about 285 km each day.
As from Summer 2019,Those Ebusco Buses will Drive inS ummer as well as they are operating in a Normal Line in the area or Lenzerheide/Davos.
PostAuto uses renewable energies to recharge the batteries on the bus.