Volvo Buses in Mexico is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching an electric city bus, manufactured locally at the firm’s plant in Tultitlán. The new Luminus electric bus is based on Volvo’s BZL technology and will be available in lengths from 9.7 to 13 metres. “Volvo Buses’ extensive experience in the Mexican market ensures that we can provide customers with a comprehensive solution that goes beyond just electric buses,” said Rafael Kisel, President of Volvo Group Mexico. “We are involved in the planning and dimensioning processes, taking into consideration the requirements of each route and type of operation. We supply the buses and the charging infrastructure and provide services and spare parts for both, as well as financing for the entire system.”
Volvo says the new Luminus range will offer the best total cost of ownership, backed up by its full support during the useful life of the bus. In addition, it has developed a circularity model that will allow the batteries to be used for other purposes at the end of their useful life in the buses, in line with its commitment to the environment. “Volvo Buses will continue to invest in research and development for its portfolio of zero-emission products and we will go on expanding our after-sales service network throughout Mexico,” added Rafael.
As well as a range of length options, the new bus will offer a range of battery configurations from 280 to 470kWh, with the battery pack positioned to make the best use of all the interior space. It will have predictive safety systems such as pedestrian and cyclist detection, and speed limit adjustments by Volvo’s zone management system.