Australian Bus Corporation and Dutch company Ebusco have announced a regional partnership that would ultimately see carbon fibre-bodied buses made in Australia.
Ebusco, a maker of electric buses, did not give dates, but said its 2.2 and and carbon fibre-bodied, Joint Strike Fighter-inspired 3.0 model would eventually be “manufactured in Australia in a purpose built high tech facility.”
The Ebusco 3.0 has a claimed range of 550 kilometres and four tonne weight saving as a result of composite parts.
“Our collaboration with Ebusco supports our broader strategy of collaborating with technology partners who wish to expand into Australasia and localise their production to provide economic benefit to the Australian market and create Australian jobs, whilst leveraging territory specific engineering know-how and capability,” said Christian Reynolds, Group managing director of Australian Bus Corporation, in a statement.
“Sovereign capability in Australia has never been more important and the Ebusco team has embraced that with their plans to expand into Australia by partnering with us” explains Christian Reynolds.”
ABC is the result of a merger between Precision Buses and Bustech, announced last year.
Picture: the Ebuco 3.0 (via www.busnews.com.au)
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