Ebusco, a Dutch electric bus manufacturer, has secured a new customer in Germany. The public transport company KVS GmbH Saarlouis has awarded Ebusco a tender to supply 20 electric buses. The order includes 15 12-meter solo buses and five 18-meter articulated buses. The vehicles are set to be delivered in early 2024 and will be used in the Saarland region and the city of Saarlouis.
The Ebusco 2.2 is a popular model from the manufacturer that is still frequently ordered. They also offer the newer Ebusco 3.0, which is designed to reduce energy consumption and costs through its lightweight construction.
Ebusco claims that their Ebusco 2.2 model won a tender in Saarlouis, where other e-bus suppliers also competed, highlighting its competitiveness in terms of range and energy consumption. However, no further explanation is provided as to why the KVS chose the 2.2 over the 3.0.
KVS managing director Andreas Michel only states that Ebusco prevailed with the best offer. “The Ebusco 2.2 low-floor buses have a very large radius of action and will help transform KVS’s fleet step by step to emission-free transport,” Michel is quoted as saying in the Ebusco release.
Wolfgang Hackauf, Sales Director Germany at Ebusco, adds: “We are very proud to be able to win this tender for Ebusco. We are very much looking forward to working with KVS Saarlouis, together we can fulfill our common goal to make public transport more sustainable.”