Our coverage of the latest on the rollout of electric buses across the world continues with Volvo the latest brand to win a sizeable supply contract.
The Swedish manufacturer has secured a thirty-bus order in the Swedish city, Gothenburg.
The thirty buses will come online by the third-quarter of 2019 and represent the biggest order so far for all-electric buses in the country.
It’s also Volvo Buses’ biggest order for their electric models to date.
The order comes after Volvo hybrid buses have proven their worth on Gothenburg streets since 2015.
The city is looking to slash carbon dioxide emissions and transport noise by 2025 and they see the new Volvo electric models as a big part of those plans.
Powered by 200kWh batteries, the buses will be recharged at the end stops of the different routes that the buses will operate on.
There will also be charging facilities ready to go in the depot.
“It’s great to put more electric buses on the road in Volvo’s home city.” – Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses.
“We know that the electric buses on route 55 are highly appreciated by passengers, drivers and local residents alike.
“In addition to giving passengers and drivers a more pleasant ride the electric buses will contribute to a quiet, emission-free environment for everyone living along the route.
“Electric buses create entirely new possibilities for urban planning since we can bring public transport closer to people, even indoors.”
Volvo has now sold electric buses to Britain, Denmark, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore and Sweden.
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