Ebusco Rouen

Rouen signs contract for another 15 Ebusco 3.0 18-metre buses

23 April 2024

Ebusco has received a new order consisting of 15 Ebusco 3.0 18-metre buses which will be deployed in the Rouen Metropolitan area in 2025. The order is given via the Frenche public purchasing centre UGAP, on behalf of the authority Métropole Rouen Normandie. With this order more than 100 Ebusco 3.0 buses will be on the roads in the Rouen Metropolitan area by 2025. These 15 buses will be delivered from the site in the city Cléon, near to Rouen, which is one of the Ebusco 3.0 manufacturing sites of Ebusco.

These 15 new Ebusco 3.0 18-metre buses will be fitted with 4 double doors and a battery pack of over 500 kWh to navigate the steep roads and accommodate the anticipated large number of passengers on their designated routes in the Rouen Metropolitan area. Already four Ebusco 2.2 buses are in operation at Rouen. The additional 85 Ebusco 3.0 buses are due to be delivered, says Ebusco. Métropole Rouen Normandie has opted for the Ebusco 3.0 model to serve the TEOR rapid transit lines.

Ebusco states that these buses can cover the entire route on a single charge and return to the depot for an overnight recharge using the charging systems provided by Ebusco. An integrated optical guidance system will assist the driver when approaching platforms and the buses will be equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which improves vehicle traction (acceleration, braking, steering) and driver and passenger safety.