Ebusco has signed a contract with operator Qbuzz for the delivery of up to 63 buses, including up to 45 Ebusco 3.0 12-metre and 18 Ebusco 3.0 18-metre buses. Qbuzz will deploy the buses on services operated in the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe; the 12-metre buses will mainly be used for regional routes, while the articulated buses will operate under the Q-link brand in the city of Groningen. Both variants will be equipped with an extra-large battery pack providing over 500Kw, which is the first time Ebusco has installed such a high capacity on its 12-metre variant.
Dirk Huzeling, Creative Bid Manager at Qbuzz, said: “Over the past few years, we have already experienced the success of the Ebusco buses on the road. With the Ebusco 2.2 buses we already drive between 350 and 375 electric kilometres per day, while recharging at our depots from time to time. We are very pleased to now also add the Ebusco 3.0 to our fleet and are confident that this lightweight bus will deliver an even better range in combination with the large battery pack. This will allow us to increase the sustainability of public transport in the provinces of Drenthe and Groningen to a greater extent.”