Volvo Buses receives order for 13 electric buses from Malmö

4 July 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

Bus operator Nobina has ordered 13 electric Volvo buses, which will operate in Malmö, Sweden from the end of 2017.

Volvo Buses receives order for 13 electric buses from Malmö

This is the biggest single order so far for the Volvo 7900 Electric and marks one of the biggest drives for all-electric bus traffic in Sweden.

The new 12m long, low floor buses use about 80% less energy than corresponding diesel buses and will be powered by green electricity to minimise environmental and climate impact. The bus batteries will be charged at the route’s end stops, a process that takes between three and six minutes. The buses will run on route 7 in the city of Malmö, a distance of 14.7km.

“It’s really gratifying that one of Malmö’s main routes will now be completely electrified with our quiet and exhaust-free electric buses. Electrically powered bus operations contribute to a far better environment for everyone who lives, travels or spends time in the city, and this is a trend we naturally want to boost,” 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.”

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