Biggest single order from a Swedish operator for Volvo electric buses
SWEDEN Nobina has ordered 13 electric Volvo buses, which will operate in Malmö from the end of next year. This is the biggest single Swedish order so far for the Volvo 7900 Electric and marks one of the biggest drives for all-electric bus traffic in the country.
“It’s really gratifying that one of Malmö’s main routes will now be completely electrified with our quiet and exhaust-free electric buses,” said Jörgen Sjöstedt, Head of Volvo Buses on the Nordic market. “Electrically-powered bus operations contribute to a far better environment for everyone who lives, travels or spends time in the city, and this is a trend we naturally want to boost. It’s also highly significant that we are yet again delivering to Nobina, to whom we have been supplying buses for more than 80 years. Nobina is one of our most important partners.”
The new buses will be Volvo 7900 Electrics that use about 80% less energy than corresponding diesel buses and will be powered by green electricity to minimise environmental and climate impact. The onboard batteries will be charged at the end stops of 14.7km-long route 7, a process that takes between three and six minutes.
Volvo’s electric buses recently started operating in the city of Differdange in Luxemburg. In addition to the all-electric Volvo 7900 Electric, the Volvo Buses range of electrified vehicles encompasses hybrid buses and electric hybrid (plug-in hybrid) models. All told the company has sold more than 3,500 electrified Volvo buses globally.