Ebusco has presented to the world its new Ebusco 3.0 articulated electric bus. Thanks to the use of lightweight composites, Ebusco states that the 3.0 18-meter has a starting weight of just 14,500 kg. Combining the lightweight body with battery packs of 350+ and 500+ kWh, the Ebusco 3.0 18-meter has a range of up to 700 kilometres on a single charge and has a maximum capacity of 150 passengers.
Floor-integrated batteries offers the 3.0 18-meter bus a very low centre of gravity, which has a positive effect on driver handling and passenger comfort. Ebusco opts for cobalt-free LFP batteries. Because of the lightweight structure, all axles can be equipped with a single tyre. This makes it possible to create an extra-wide aisle from front to rear with a width of 90 centimetres. The composite side walls are injected with a foam that provides high thermal insulation and reduces the energy consumption of the cooling and heating system. Ebusco has already received several orders for this new articulated bus, including orders for Oslo, Orebro Lan, Rouen and Vaxjo. In 2023, Ebusco will further scale up production with a dedicated line for articulated bus models to meet demand.