In line with Norway’s target for all urban buses to be zero emission by 2025, Vy Buss Norge has placed an order for a large number of Volvo electric buses for operation in Drammen and Ålesund, with delivery set for later this year, taking the operator’s electric bus fleet to 150 by summer 2021.
“Volvo Buses has been with us from the very start of our journey to increased electromobility. Our partnership with Volvo Buses is strong, they build good-quality buses and their widespread network of dealers and workshops is very important to us,” said Ole Engebret Haugen, President of Vy Buss AS.
Six Volvo 7900 Electric buses began operating in Drammen in February 2019 and this autumn they will be joined by another 22, including two high-capacity buses that can carry up to 120 passengers. For Ålesund, Vy Buss has ordered 10 Volvo 7900 Electric buses, part of a larger order totalling 66 Volvo buses. Local Volvo dealer Wist Last og Buss will take care of all service and maintenance for the electric buses on site in the customer’s depot.
“More and more cities in Europe are choosing to improve their environment and create new possibilities for urban planning by gradually electrifying their public transport. Together with operators and city planners we are continuing to develop transport solutions for sustainable electrically powered public transport that meets each city’s unique prerequisites,” said Svenn-Åge Lökken, Sales Director Volvo Bussar Norge.