Ebusco has signed a new contract with Svealandstrafiken in Sweden for 13 18-metre Ebusco 3.0 buses, to be delivered in the second half of 2023, in a follow-up order from Svealandstrafiken and the manufacturer’s third Swedish contract this year.
Svealandstrafiken is responsible for bus services with more than 65,000 passengers daily. Most bus services are managed directly by Svealandstrafiken, while a minority are provided by subcontractors. The operator placed an initial order for 23 18-metre articulated buses in June, whilst the latest contract includes an option for five additional buses.
Martina Lindblom Alanko, Head of Sustainability and Procurement at Svealandstrafiken, said: “Sustainability is close to our hearts and a natural part of our business. Based on our values, we take active responsibility for our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, partners and, not least, for the society in which we operate. This is an important step for us in terms of reaching our strategic sustainability goals.”
Sales Director Nordics at Ebusco Jonas Helsner added: “At the end of October, we were present at the Persontrafik trade fair in Stockholm where we met with many operators and authorities from Sweden and other Nordic countries to present the lightweight and innovative Ebusco 3.0. Besides the bus’ fresh external looks and spacious internal design, the audience was also very pleased with the 3.0’s energy consumption figures, which we were able to show in our real-time fleet management system. It’s great to see that the positive feedback that we have received about our Ebusco 3.0 has strengthened our regional position and which is highlighted by the third order in Sweden.”