Lightweight composite bus

Ebusco, a manufacturer of electric buses based in the Netherlands has developed an 18 m articulated bus made of lightweight composites that weighs 14,500 kg and can travel up to 700 km on one charge.

According to the company, its structure means that all axles can be equipped with a single tyre, making it possible to create a 90 cm wide aisle.

The bus features composite side walls injected with a foam that provides improved thermal insulation, reducing the energy consumption of the cooling and heating system. The composition of composite and foam also improves passenger comfort and safety, Ebusco said.