Bus operator Nobina has ordered 13 electric Volvo buses, which will begin operations in the Swedish city of Malmö at the end of next year, the biggest single order so far for the Volvo 7900 Electric.
The buses will run on route 7, a distance of 15 km, and will be fast-charged at the route’s end stops, a process that takes between three and six minutes.
The Volvo 7900 Electric is a two-axle, 12-meter city bus with low floor and three door openings. It charges via the open interface OppCharge. According to the company, it consumes 80% less energy than a corresponding diesel bus.
“It’s really gratifying that one of Malmö’s main routes will now be completely electrified with our quiet and exhaust-free electric buses,” says Jörgen Sjöstedt, head of Volvo Buses on the Nordic market. “It’s also highly significant that we are yet again delivering to Nobina, to whom we have been supplying buses for more than 80 years.”
Source: Volvo Buses