Volvo’s new 8900 Electric bus is aimed at transit, intercity and commuter applications

Volvo Buses has debuted the Volvo 8900 Electric, a low-entry bus designed for city, intercity and commuter operations that builds on the success of the Volvo 8900, its diesel-fueled predecessor. 

Using the new Volvo BZR Electric chassis, the Volvo 8900 Electric shares major components and subsystems with other models built on the Volvo Group’s common e-mobility architecture.

The modular battery arrangement of up to 540 kWh in combination with driveline options of one or two motors providing traction power of up to 400 kW, or 540 hp, makes the Volvo 8900 Electric suitable for most extended city or intercity applications. The model comes in two- and three-axle configurations with a maximum passenger capacity of 110, and is slated to be available in selected European markets in 2025.

“It’s logical to include electrified solutions for intercity, transit and commuter operations,” said Thomas Nylund, Head of Volvo Buses Europe. “The 8900 Electric is a dedicated European offer and another major step in our efforts to provide efficient and sustainable people transport solutions.”

Source: Volvo Buses


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