UNSW Sydney has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dutch electric bus manufacturer Ebusco to further research and development of sustainable transport in Australia.
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. We are committed to taking action on climate change and to working with industry as such partnerships are key to making a positive global impact.—UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs
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.
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.