VOLVO RECEIVES LARGEST EVER ORDER OF FULLY ELECTRIC BUSES
Volvo Buses has secured its largest ever order of fully electric buses. Tide Buss has placed an order for 25 Volvo 7900 Electric buses for the city of Trondheim, Norway. Public transportation administration company AtB in Trondheim leads the way in the introduction of alternative propulsion technologies. In 2010 they were among the first in Europe to order hybrid buses from Volvo.
The fully electric buses are being sold as a complete turnkey package whereby Volvo takes care of all vehicle and battery maintenance at a fixed monthly cost. The buses will be fast-charged using opportunity charging, via rails installed at the end stops. The charging stations will be based on an open interface known as OppCharge, which means they can be used by other electrified bus makes too. The buses will run on renewable energy so they will be entirely emission-free.