THE FIRST ELECTRIC BUS IN IRELAND IS TO BE A VOLVO 7900
Volvo Buses will deliver the first electric bus to go into operation in Ireland. A fully electric Volvo 7900 bus will provide an efficient and environmentally friendly bus service for passenger transfers at Dublin Airport.
The partners in the project are Volvo Buses, Crowne Plaza Hotel and energy company ESB. The bus will be deployed at the end of 2019 on a route which operates between the Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn Express and Terminals 1 and 2 at Dublin Airport. In addition to being the first commercial electric bus to enter service in Ireland, it uses high power CCS combo 2 150kW plug-in charging. The bus is a single door 12m Volvo 7900 Electric with 200kW battery capacity, which will be recharged at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
In the UK, 8 fully electric Volvo buses are in operation in Harrogate, like the one in the picture. Volvo has delivered more than 4000 electrified buses worldwide.