Ebusco’s new lightweight 18-meter electric bus
Dutch electric bus and charging infrastructure manufacturer Ebusco has announced its new Ebusco 3.0 18-meter electric bus.
The company has used lightweight composite materials to keep the 3.0 18-meter’s starting weight down to 14,500 kg (32,000 lbs). In combination with 350 and 500 kWh LFP battery packs, such a lightweight frame should give the new electric bus a range of 700 kilometers (435 miles), according to the company. The bus has a maximum capacity of 150 passengers.
The company adds that the lightweight structure enables the Ebusco 3.0 18-meter to utilize a single-tire axle configuration, making it possible to create an extra-wide aisle for people with physical disabilities and for prams.
“I am immensely proud that we are presenting this 18-meter bus today,” said Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco. “With about a third of our workforce working in R&D and engineering, we continuously manage to develop at high speed.”