Volvo Buses will deliver 157 electric articulated buses to Transdev starting in 2020 — the largest single order for electric buses in Europe. The buses will operate on several routes in Gothenburg, Sweden.
With their introduction, emissions and noise will be significantly reduced, and the electric buses will be able to operate in sensitive areas or zones with special restrictions.
All the buses will be of the recently launched 7900 Volvo Electric Articulated model. The Volvo Electric Articulated can carry 150 passengers with an energy consumption that is 80% lower than that of a corresponding diesel bus.
The Volvo Electric Articulated combines high passenger capacity with low operating costs. The buses will be charged at quick-charge stations along the route, using the industry common charging interface OppCharge, to ensure the most efficient operation possible. In addition to the electric buses, the order includes 27 Euro VI buses for regional operations, running on biodiesel.
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