Ebusco has obtained EU Vehicle Type Approval for its composite-bodied 3.0 bus. The certificate means that the Ebusco 3.0 meets all EU safety, environmental and production requirements, and that it can be registered in all member states of the EU.
The 3.0 has a lightweight composite body based on aerospace technology, making it lighter and enabling a longer single-charge claimed range of up to 575km. Ebusco says it has an extended estimated average life span of 25 years.
Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco commented: “I am proud of reaching another important milestone; the Ebusco 3.0 is the first bus made of composite material to obtain this EU Vehicle Type approval. The Ebusco 3.0 is a genuine game changer in our industry worldwide, and is now officially allowed on the road in the EU market. Having this approval in place, in combination with having the funds secured for our international expansion strategy through our recent listing, positions us well to take advantage of the growing market and to execute on our roll-out plan.”
The bus is currently manufactured exclusively in the Netherlands, at the company’s facility in Deurne, with delivery of the first examples expected in the coming weeks. To date, Ebusco has supplied 346 zero-emission buses to seven European countries.