Volvo launches 8900 Electric

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The new 8900 Electric is based on the BZR chassis. VOLVO BUSES


Following the launch of its BZR electric platform, Volvo Buses has extended its European electromobility offer to include a new Volvo 8900 Electric inter-city low-entry bus. Offered in both two- and three-axle configurations, the first versions of the 8900 Electric are expected to be available in selected European markets during 2025.

The existing diesel-powered Volvo 8900 has been available since 2010 and is in operation across Europe. “It’s logical to include electrified solutions for intercity, transit, and commuter operations. The 8900 Electric is a dedicated European offer and another major step in our efforts to provide efficient and sustainable people transport solutions,” said Thomas Nylund, Head of Volvo Buses Europe.

Based on the BZR chassis, the electric 8900 promises a capacity of up to 110 passengers, and the driveline can be specified with one or two motors, giving a traction power of up to 400kW, or 540hp. In combination with the modular battery arrangement of up to 540kWh.

“In Europe electromobility continues to grow, and at Volvo Buses we have gathered more than a decade of first-hand experience, together with customers and partners. With the launch of the Volvo 8900 Electric, we’re convinced that we now have a product and a complete offer that will be a long-term solution for customers,” added Thomas. “Safety and passenger satisfaction start with the driver, and we also know that Volvo’s driver’s station is highly appreciated as a comfortable and rewarding workplace.”

The body for the Volvo 8900 Electric will be manufactured by Volvo’s Egyptian partner MCV.