Volvo Buses announced it is expanding its electromobility offer worldwide, according to the company’s press release.
Volvo Buses will provide a platform for sustainable public transport in cities around the world with the launch of the new Volvo BZL Electric chassis.
“We are committed to leading the transformation of our industry towards a more sustainable future,” said Anna Westerberg, president of Volvo Buses. “With the launch of the new Volvo BZL Electric, our ambition is to offer the world’s most responsible electric bus systems. We do it by focusing on sustainability, safety and reliability.”
“With the new Volvo BZL Electric we offer a global platform for clean, silent, and energy-efficient public transport to meet the rising demand on important markets that are ready for the shift to electromobility,” said Westerberg.
The new Volvo BZL Electric has been developed to be over 90% recyclable.
“We have a lifecycle perspective and take responsibility for the environmental impact of our products, from the cradle to the grave,” said Westerberg. “This means we ensure that materials, manufacturing, operation and recycling meet the highest environmental standards.”
The Volvo BZL Electric is designed for both single and double decker applications with multiple options for bodybuilders.
“The new Volvo BZL Electric is based on proven and successful technologies already implemented in Europe,” said Dan Pettersson, Head of International at Volvo Buses. “All the chassis and driveline components have been developed and manufactured by Volvo. To safeguard the premium qualities of our buses we partner up with selected bodybuilders around the world.”
The Volvo BZL Electric Volvo Buses’ latest connected technology offer, Volvo Connect. This has Volvo’s Zone Management, the operator that can create safety zones where the maximum speed is limited.
“Through experience, we know that we need to work closely together with our customers and partners to be able to tailor electromobility solutions to each individual city,” said Pettersson. “And through our worldwide service network and dedicated service teams, we can ensure the reliability and efficiency of our products and services even in the long-term perspective. It’s all about delivering zero unplanned downtime.”