15 Jun 2019


Playing a ”home game” Volvo presented at the UITP Summit in Stockholm its new Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated. The new articulated bus is based on the prototypes that since June 2018 have been running in test operations on the high-frequency route 16 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The two concept Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated in Gothenburg have thus far run for 4,500 hours and covered more than 62,000 kilometres. This articulated version of the 7900 can carry up to 150 passengers. Production of the bus will start this autumn. It will be available in a choice of two lengths – 18 and 18.7 metres. The batteries can be charged both via fast-charge stations at either end of the route, and via overnight charging at the depot using CCS.

Electric buses are a cornerstone of the next generation of public transport, said Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses, at the UITP congress. “The transition to sustainable public transport is taking place in cities all over the world. With silent, zero emission electric buses equipped with advanced safety systems, we can assist cities in solving the problems with emissions, noise, congestion and traffic accidents to become what we call Zero Cities”, said Håkan Agnevall.

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