Volvo Buses to supply 122 e-buses in home market

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SWEDEN

Volvo has received three orders from Swedish operator Nobina, one of the largest bus operators in the Nordic countries, amounting to 122 7900 electric and 7900 electric articulated electric buses. Deliveries to the cities of Gothenburg, Malmö and Hässleholm in southern Sweden are scheduled for 2022-23.

One order is for 29 7900EA buses for Malmö in September 2022. Jens Råsten, Fleet Manager at the Nobina Group, said: “We are very pleased with the local and central support for the recent introduction in Malmö of 60 Volvo 7900EAs. Volvo Buses was a natural fit for subsequent orders both in southern Sweden and in Gothenburg, given our close existing relationship and shared commitment to sustainable, modern and reliable public transport.”

The firm has ordered 64 new and 20 used 7900E and 7900EA electric buses for Gothenburg in summer 2022/2023, in a partnership with public transport authority Västtrafik and Volvo Buses. It follows the recent delivery of 145 Volvo electric articulated buses to the city in December 2020.

Nobina has also invested in 29 Volvo 7900EAs for delivery to Malmö in September 2022. The purchase follows the successful introduction of 60 Volvo electric buses in the city in spring 2021. The final order of nine 7900E buses will be delivered to Hässleholm, a small town located in the south of Sweden. The buses will fulfil a newly won contract for Nobina and are set to start operating in traffic in December 2022.

Martin Spjern, Key Customer Manager, Volvo Buses Sweden, commented: “Volvo Buses has a close, long-standing partnership with Nobina and we are delighted to secure not one, but three contracts with them in the space of a few months despite the pandemic. The orders are testament to Volvo Buses’ commitment to providing innovative, sustainable and complete electric solutions as the journey towards the electrification of public transport continues in Sweden’s towns and cities.”

Volvo is supplying new and used electric buses to fulfil contracts in three
Swedish cities. VOLVO BUSES