Ebusco wins another contract from Stadtwerke München

Ebusco 3.0 18m Stadtwerke München front
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Order for a total of 28 Ebusco 3.0 18-metre buses

Deurne, 2 August 2023 – Ebusco (Euronext: EBUS), a pioneer and frontrunner in the development of electric buses and charging systems, has signed a new contract with Stadtwerke München for the delivery of 28 Ebusco 3.0 18-metre buses for Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG). MVG already has Ebusco 2.2 and 3.0 buses in operation.

SWM has ordered the low-floor articulated buses with a particularly large battery pack (>500 kWh) for MVG. Together with the lightweight design, which makes the Ebusco 3.0 18-metre as much as 5 tonnes lighter than its forerunner (the Ebusco 2.2 18-metre), SWM can count on low energy consumption and high range. The buses are expected to cover some 60,000 km per year, good for savings of at least 55,000 kilograms of CO2  and more than 90,000 grams of nitrogen per bus annually.

The Ebusco buses are a familiar sight on the streets of Munich. SWM not only has Ebusco 2.2 buses in operation, but the Ebusco 3.0 also experienced its world premiere in the Bavarian capital. Meanwhile, the first Ebusco 3.0 has been running for over a year and a half on line 100 in Munich’s city centre. There, the energy consumption of the 3.0 12-metre proves to be over 30 per cent lower compared to its predecessor (Ebusco 2.2). This makes the bus a very reliable choice in the switch to electric driving.

Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco, comments: “We are immensely proud of the trust shown by this order. The first Ebusco buses have already been on the road in Munich since 2017. In the past years, we have worked closely with SWM as an innovation partner, for example for the development of our lightweight construction and prototyping of platooning buses. The fact that SWM has now chosen the Ebusco 3.0 again proves that we are on the right track.”

Ingo Wortmann, MVG-Chef, adds: “Besides their innovative character, the Ebusco 3.0 vehicles are very reliable and especially economical. We are looking forward to adding 28 more 18-metre buses to our fleet and, among other things, making public transport in Munich even more sustainable.”