Volvo Bus and Siemens signed global agreement

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New agreement covers the supply of complete electrified bus systems to cities

SWEDEN Under a new agreement Volvo Bus is to supply electric-hybrid buses and full-electric buses to customers and Siemens will provide and install high-power charging stations (charging capacity of up to 300kW) for the electric vehicles.

The two companies have been working together since 2012 within the field of ‘electromobility’, and have now strengthened their cooperation further. The charging infrastructure supplied by Siemens includes the charging station, auxiliary equipment, cabling, civil works, installation, commissioning and maintenance. One objective is to develop a common standard.

A complete solution consisting of three Volvo 7900 electric hybrids and four charging stations has already been supplied to Hamburg, Germany where the buses operate for Hamburger Hochbahn on the new Innovation route. During 2015, electric buses, electric hybrids and charging infrastructure will be delivered to the Swedish cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm.

“We are very pleased to partner with one of the world’s largest technology companies, which shares our vision of electromobility,” said Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Bus Corporation. “The agreement enables us to seize new business opportunities and support the cities in the shift to sustainable and cost-efficient public transportation systems,”

Jochen Eickholt, CEO Siemens Mobility added: “Electrified buses are an essential part of sustainable urban public transportation. Siemens and Volvo bring in both technology and experience to shape this trend.”