As part of the group’s international expansion strategy, Ebusco has hired Ted Dowling as Managing Director for North America. Ebusco plans to expand the sales and marketing of its Ebusco 2.2 and 3.0 zero-emission buses. It will deploy maintenance and other services for these vehicles and intends to build plants to assemble the Ebusco 3.0 in North America.
Ted Dowling is a Canadian executive with experience in the medium and heavy duty zero-emission vehicle space. He has spent his career working with teams, building companies servicing public transit throughout the world. Ted has served on numerous boards of non-profit organisations and is currently on the Board of Electric Mobility Canada and is a member of the Government Relations committee. Ted previously worked within the automotive industry as vice president at various companies.
He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on the topics of mass deployment of electric fleets, heavy duty vehicle electrification and the need for better, cost-effective infrastructure, and has international experience, spearheading the acquisition of technology from abroad and extensive involvement in setting up joint ventures in countries in Asia, Europe and Australia.
Ted said: “Ebusco is the world class leader in innovation and design. Bringing Ebusco electric buses to Canada and the United States will revolutionise the North American industry while helping us contributing to a better environment by enabling safe, sustainable, emission free and affordable transportation ecosystems.”
Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco, added: “North America is a key region we target in our international roll out plan, as we expect the demand for zero-emission buses to increase, supported by the American President’s proposed Plan for Climate Change and Environmental Justice and state initiatives, like the Innovative Clean Transit regulation in California. Canada’s commitment to climate change will help communities invest in zero-emission transit options ensuring cleaner air and job creation. We are excited to welcome Ted Dowling, who has in-depth knowledge of the market and strong relationships in the industry, to drive our presence in North America.”
Ebusco will be present at the APTA EXPO 2021 in Orlando, Florida, which will see the official premiere of the Ebusco 3.0 in the United States.