SWEDISH NOBINA PLEASES VOLVO WITH ORDER FOR 60 ARTICULATED ELECTRIC BUSES
Swedish operator Nobina has placed an order for 60 high-capacity electric buses which will enter service in Malmö next year. These Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses can carry up to 150 passengers. Their batteries can be quick-charged via OppCharge stations located on the bus route, or they can be charged via Combo2/CCS plugs when the buses are parked in the depot.
Delivery of the 60 electric buses will start in January 2021 and all the buses will be delivered by April the same year. They will operate on route 5 and 7 in Malmö. The 18.8 metres long Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is prepared to be able to run in restricted areas with particularly tough standards for noise, exhaust emissions and speed, for instance in zero-emission zones and indoor bus stops. The 7900 Articulated has Dual electric motors with two-speed transmission and a maximum power output of 2x200 kW with a maximum torque 31 kNm at the driven axle. The batteries are lithium-ion with up to 396 kWh energy storage capacity. Including this Nobina order Volvo received orders for 220 of its electric buses from two of Sweden’s largest cities.