Ebusco Wins Suburban Bus Contract in Italy

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In the latest electric bus news, Ebusco wins suburban bus contract in Italy allowing them to deliver their Ebusco 2.2 electric bus model without any tender.

Ebusco Wins Suburban Bus Contract in Italy

November 28, 2023: Ebusco has emerged as the OEM of choice of Italy’s central purchasing organization, Consip for the delivery of its electric buses for “suburban buses in Class I” category.

In line with this, Ebusco will deliver its Ebusco 2.2 low-floor electric bus directly to Italian authorities and operators. Significantly, this enables EBusco to deliver its buses without issuing a European tender.

A total of six OEMs have been chosen as suppliers. The suburban lot’s total allocation for the chosen six suppliers amounts to 250 buses over the next 18 months, with a potential 6-month extension.

Bus operators in Italy will now have the option to request the stock Ebusco 2.2 low-floor electric bus, equipped with a battery pack exceeding 400 kWh, via the Consip system.

For those wishing to deviate from the standard configuration, they can issue a mini-tender to selected OEMs to get a custom configuration bus as per their needs and preferences.

As Ebusco wins suburban bus contract in Italy, it paves the way for the company to contribute its sustainable transit solutions to Italy’s transportation landscape.

Specifications of Ebusco 2.2 Low-Floor Electric Bus

Ebusco offers the 2.2 electric bus model in four variants: a 12-meter bus for city and regional purposes, a 13-meter bus, a 13.5-meter bus, and an 18-meter bus.

Impressively, the Ebusco 2.2 boasts a remarkable range, capable of covering distances of up to 550 km with the >500 kWh battery pack..

Here are the specifications for the Ebusco 2.2 low-floor electric bus:

  • Battery: Standard battery package exceeding 350 kWh, with an optional package surpassing 400 kWh. The 12.5-meter bus can cover distances up to 350 km with the >350 kWh battery pack and up to 550 km with the >500 kWh battery pack.
  • Dimensions: 12 meters in length, 2.55 meters in width, and 3.250 meters in height.
  • Weight: Gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 19,500 kg and a kerb weight of 12,850 kg.
  • Seating: Accommodates 90–130 people, with the 13-meter bus providing 45 seats.
  • Variants: Available in LF (Low Floor) with three doors, LE (Low Entry) with two doors, and an articulated type.
  • Range: A maximum of 550 kilometers with >500 kWh battery pack.
  • Material: Constructed from high-strength stainless steel.
  • Emissions: Zero emission.

About Ebusco

Ebusco, a Dutch firm, specializes in the development and manufacturing of electric buses and charging systems.

Pioneering innovation, they secured the distinction of being the first European company to receive approval for an all-electric bus.

Since 2012, Ebusco has consistently produced zero-emission, fully electric buses. Notably, their commitment to sustainable transport has propelled them to become the fastest-growing and best-selling E-bus company in Europe.

About Consip S.p.A

Consip S.p.A., an Italian public stock company, functions under the ownership of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), serving as its exclusive shareholder.

Established in 1997, Consip is dedicated to enhancing the efficiency and transparency of public resource utilization. It achieves this mission by equipping public administrations with tools and expertise, facilitating streamlined public purchases.

Simultaneously, Consip encourages competitive participation from enterprises in public tenders, aligning with its overarching goal of optimizing the utilization of public resources.

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