VOLVO BUS FOCUSES ON ELECTROMOBILITY AND SAFETY
Electromobility, active safety and a thinking bus. Those are the spearheads of Volvo Bus at this last Busworld edition in Kortrijk.
After selling over 3,500 hybrids, hybrid electric and electric buses worldwide, Volvo Bus continues with the development of electrically powered vehicles. At Busworld, Volvo shows the latest version of their Volvo 7900 Electric, combined with a new ‘OppCharge’ charging system.
The first four Volvo 7900 buses were commissioned at the start of this summer by the city of Differdange in Luxembourg. Volvo Bus has since signed several orders for its hybrid and electric bus systems, such as in Harrogate, England and Malmö, Sweden. Next year, Volvo Bus will deploy fully electric articulated buses in public transport in Gothenburg. In the hometown of Volvo, electric and hybrid 10-meter and 12-meter buses were already being used for urban transport. At the Volvo stand, you can drive the thinking bus, virtually of course, with the nice Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS), the Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection System and the Bus Stop Docking Concept. Volvo also organizes demo rides with the Volvo 7900 Hybrid Articulated and a Volvo 9700 with VDS on Busworld’s outdoor site.