Swedes Order Electric Buses

The Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is able to run in restricted areas with particularly tough standards for noise and emissions. (Photo: Volvo)

Volvo Buses has received an order for 60 high-capacity electric buses from Malmö, Sweden.

Sweden’s largest public transportation company, Nobina has placed an order for 60 high-capacity electric buses which will enter service in Malmö next year.

“It is immensely gratifying to receive yet another significant order for electric buses. In a short space of time we have taken orders for 220 electric buses from two of Sweden’s largest cities. This shows that electric buses are already a viable solution for cities that want public transport with long-term sustainability – buses that make concrete improvements to the environment. What is more, electromobility creates entirely new opportunities for urban planning and improves flexibility for cities that want to bring public transport closer to where people actually live and work,” said Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses.

The electric high-capacity buses can carry up to 150 passengers and are 80% more energy-efficient than corresponding diesel models. Their batteries can be quick-charged at stations located on the bus route, or when buses are parked in the depot.

Delivery of the 60 electric buses will start in January 2021.

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