EVObsession logo

Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Ebusco Buses Charging,

100% Electric Vehicles

UNSW, Ebusco to accelerate development of zero emissions transport

Deurne – Netherlands / Sydney – Australia, 22 June 2020 – UNSW’s agreement with Dutch electric bus manufacturer Ebusco will bolster research and development of electric vehicles in Australia.   UNSW Sydney has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with pioneering Dutch electric bus manufacturer Ebusco to further research and development of sustainable transport in Australia.

UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs said the partnership reflects UNSW’s commitment to a more sustainable future.

“This new collaboration with Ebusco will help make significant advances in areas such as renewable energy and manufacturing – both areas of research strength at UNSW,” Professor Jacobs said. “We are committed to taking action on climate change, and industry-university partnerships like this are key to making a positive global impact.”

Under the terms of the agreement, UNSW students and research experts will have the opportunity to work with Ebusco engineers on diverse subject areas, such as transport planning, energy storage and advanced and precision manufacturing. Students will have access to scholarship programs, industry placements and internships at Ebusco’s operations in the Netherlands, China and Australia. Students and staff will also have opportunities to work directly with Ebusco engineers on the next generation of the company’s electric bus fleets.

Our batteries are of such high quality that daytime top-up opportunity charging should not be necessary.
Overnight charging in depots is sufficient, and this also places less demand on the grid in daytime. Needless to say this makes a big difference in costs and it is also better for the battery, as it extends its useful life. Furthermore there is no need to install large charging posts in cities.

Professor Ian Gibson, Associate Dean (Industry and Innovation) at UNSW Engineering, said the MoU presents an unsurpassed opportunity to advance UNSW research across multiple engineering disciplines.

“This partnership draws on complementary expertise and we hope it will lead to new and more efficient ways of manufacturing electric vehicles in Australia. I am looking forward to seeing the translation of UNSW’s research into commercial outcomes,” Prof. Gibson said.

Our batteries are of such high quality that daytime top-up opportunity charging should not be necessary.
Overnight charging in depots is sufficient, and this also places less demand on the grid in daytime. Needless to say this makes a big difference in costs and it is also better for the battery, as it extends its useful life. Furthermore there is no need to install large charging posts in cities.

Simon Pearce, sales manager of Ebusco in Australia, believes the relationship with UNSW is a natural fit. “We were blown away by the breadth and depth of knowledge at UNSW. I have no doubt this partnership will help Ebusco continue to pioneer world leading technology and sustainable transport solutions.”

Our batteries are of such high quality that daytime top-up opportunity charging should not be necessary.
Overnight charging in depots is sufficient, and this also places less demand on the grid in daytime. Needless to say this makes a big difference in costs and it is also better for the battery, as it extends its useful life. Furthermore there is no need to install large charging posts in cities.

UNSW and Ebusco hope to work with Transport for NSW to improve health and the environment in our cities. The NSW government announced late last year that it would replace Sydney’s ageing diesel bus fleet with electric vehicles. It is currently calling for expressions of interest for running trials of environmentally friendly zero emission buses.

Images courtesy of Ebusco, Charging

Press courtesy of of Ebusco

 
Written By

Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement

Free electric vehicle news daily

Advertisement

You May Also Like

100% Electric Vehicles

Tesla has several big competitive advantages, imho. I’m going to discuss 5 below, but 3 tangible ones and 2 intangibles. [Full disclosure: I’m long...

100% Electric Vehicles

After a steep drop from the Tesla Model S, the BMW i3 is the most expensive electric car on the US market (just slightly...

100% Electric Vehicles

There’s no doubt about it — electric car charging is different from fueling a car with gasoline. On the whole, it’s much more convenient...

Electric Vehicles

By Scott Masterson I have been an avid boater and EV enthusiast for years. I do mostly pleasure boating and enjoy boating with a...