Ebusco has obtained EU Vehicle Type Approval for its Ebusco 3.0 composite bus. With the EU Type Approval the bus complies with the EC guidelines concerning safety, environmental and production requirements. It means also the Ebusco 3.0 is now road released and can be registered in all EU member states.
The Ebusco 3.0 has a lightweight composite body based on aerospace technology. According to Ebusco the new electric bus can drive up to 575 kilometres on a single-charge. Because of the use of composite materials the bus should have an estimated average life span of 25 years. Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco comments: “Having this approval in place, in combination with having the funds secured for our international expansion strategy through our recent listing at Euronext, the Amsterdam stock exchange, positions us well to take advantage of the growing market and to execute on our roll-out plan.”
The Ebusco 3.0 is currently manufactured exclusively in the Netherlands, at the company’s facility in the city of Deurne. The first delivery of the Ebusco 3.0 buses is expected in the coming weeks. Ebusco already has an extensive real-road track record with its Ebusco 2.2 bus. To date, the company has supplied 346 zero emission buses of its current 2.2 model to seven European countries.
The EU Type Approval regulations are stipulated in the Framework Directives which specify guidelines or ECE regulations that are mandatory and also contain a description of the type-approval process.