Germany: Ebusco to Deliver 23 Electric Buses to Stadtwerke Potsdam

Ebusco has signed a contract to deliver 23 new electric buses to public transport operator, Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam (ViP).

The order, which consists of 10 Ebusco 3.0 12-metre buses and 13 Ebusco 3.0 18-metre buses, is scheduled to be fulfilled by 2026, with the vehicles set to enter operation in the Potsdam area.

An artist rendering of an Ebusco 3.0 electric bus
ViP manages a fleet of 59 buses and transports over 30 million passengers annually

Each bus will be equipped with a pantograph, making the series the first set of Ebusco 3.0 buses to feature the technology. The two companies have collaborated to install a new, pantograph-focused charging infrastructure throughout the state.

Patrick Oosterveld, Sales Director of Ebusco comments:

“Ebusco has consistently played an important role in facilitating the initial adoption of electric buses. We are thrilled to continue contributing our wealth of knowledge and experience, playing a significant part in the successful implementation of electric buses. Through collaborative efforts with ViP, we’ve devised a solution that seamlessly enables their transition to an all-electric operation, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact of this transition.”

The 10 12-metre buses will feature a low floor, three doors and utilise battery packs with a capacity of over 350 kWh, with the 18-metre models sporting four doors and a pack surpassing 500 kWh.

Bettina Biffi and Uwe Loeschmann, Managing Directors of Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam, comments:

“This first order represents a significant step on our way to an emission-free fleet. The order for 23 electric buses is our targeted step towards continuing to offer environmentally friendly public transport in Potsdam and keeping up with the latest technological developments. We look forward to continuing this collaboration with Ebusco in the coming years and working together towards our sustainability goals.”

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