SWEDISH MALMÖ HAS STARTED THE ELECTRIC BUSLINE ROUTE 7
With 13 electric Volvo 7900 buses Skånetrafiken, provider of public transport in the Swedish Skåne region, started operating on route 7 in Malmö from mid-December. The Volvo electric buses are part of one of the biggest investments ever in all-electric bus traffic in Sweden.
With this complete electric bus line Malmö is one of the cities at the forefront of electrically powered city bus traffic in Sweden. The first route is number 7 between Svågertorp and Ön via Malmö Centre, a distance of just under 15 km. The 13 electric Volvo 7900 buses will be Skånetrafiken’s first with a new interior design. A couch at the back makes it easier to sit together. With the arches and rails are mounted to the roof which menas according to Volvo that it should be easier to move through the bus. Usb sockets for charging the mobile phone are close to each seat.
The buses are powered by green electricity to minimise their environmental and climate impact. The bus batteries are charged at the end stations, a process that takes between two and six minutes.
Volvo has also sold all-electric buses to Gothenburg, and electric hybrids to Värnamo in Sweden. On the company’s overseas markets, Volvo has sold all-electric buses to the United Kingdom, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland. The company has sold more than 4,000 electrified Volvo buses globally.