Svealandstrafiken, first customer of Ebusco 3.0 13.5-meter Class II bus
Deurne, 2 March 2023 – Ebusco (Euronext: EBUS), a pioneer and frontrunner in the development of electric buses and charging systems, has signed a new contract with Svealandstrafiken, Sweden, for a total of up to 64 buses. The contract comprises 23 Ebusco 3.0 13.5-meter Class II buses, to be delivered in the second half of 2024, and an option to purchase 41 additional buses. With this order, Svealandstrafiken is Ebusco’s first customer ordering the 13.5-meter Class II variant.
Svealandstrafiken is a public transport operator responsible for the transportation of 65,000 passengers daily. This order comprises of 23 13.5-meter Ebusco 3.0 buses that are planned for delivery in the second half of 2024. In addition, the new contract includes an option for the purchase of 41 additional 13.5-meter buses. It is the third order from Svealandstrafiken in the last nine months, further strengthening Ebusco’s position in the Nordics.
Made of composite, the Ebusco 3.0 is an absolute game changer in the industry. With its lightweight body, the 13.5-meter bus is known for its extremely low energy consumption. The 3.0 features floor-integrated batteries, ensuring a low centre of gravity to offer excellent driver handling and great passenger comfort. Furthermore, the 13.5-meter buses for Svealandstrafiken will be equipped with a climate control system excluding fuel-driven auxiliary heaters to further reduce the environmental footprint of the buses.
Saving up to 1,500,000 kilograms of CO2 and 2,500,000 kilograms of nitrogen
As Sweden has a long history of sustainable transport, the new fleet will support Svealandstrafiken on its road to climate neutrality. Thanks to its low energy consumption, the Ebusco 3.0 helps reduce carbon footprint, ensuring zero emissions during services and greater comfort due to the absence of noise and environmental pollution. The 23 Ebusco 3.0 buses that will be operating in the Örebro area are expected to drive up to 75,000 kilometers per bus per year. In total, the new fleet will reduce Svealandstrafiken’s emissions with more than 1,500,000 kilograms of CO2 and over 2,500,000 kilograms of nitrogen a year.
Martina Lindblom Alanko, Head of Sustainability and Procurement at Svealandstrafiken comments: “Sustainability is close to our heart and a natural part of our business. As a bus operator, we strive for all our vehicles to have the lowest environmental impact. Ebusco’s innovative bus fits perfectly with our ambition to reduce our climate and environmental footprint and the Ebusco 3.0 has once again proven to be the obvious choice on our road to zero emission. By introducing electric buses in regional transport, we are taking a further step towards completely emission-free public transport.”
Jonas Helsner, Sales Director Nordics at Ebusco comments: “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Svealandstrafiken with an order of up to 64 buses. The fact that this is their third order for Ebusco 3.0 buses in a year, is proof that we are not only the most sustainable choice but also perfectly suited for the Scandinavian climate. Together we can fulfil our common goal to make zero emission the new standard in Sweden and we’re looking forward to seeing the first Ebusco 3.0 on the road in Örebro.”