VOLVO ADDS FULL ELEC­TRIC TO POP­U­LAR HY­BRID STA­BLE

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BEL­GIUM will next month see Volvo’s first mass-pro­duced city bus at the Bus­world ex­hi­bi­tion in Kor­trijk.

Volvo said in a state­ment the 12me­tre Volvo 7900 Elec­tric bus fea­tures the group’s unique Volvo Dy­namic Steer­ing sta­bil­i­sa­tion sys­tem.

The elec­tric mo­tors are al­most 80% more energy-ef­fi­cient than a diesel en­gine. The bat­ter­ies can be recharged at bus stops us­ing the power grid tak­ing less than six min­utes to give 10 km of driv­ing.

While the first fully elec­tric bus for Volvo, the 7900 Elec­tric joins two hy­brids in the Volvo sta­ble, the 7900 Hy­brid (also avail­able as an ar­tic­u­lated bus) and the Volvo 7900 Elec­tric Hy­brid. Volvo has to date sold over 2 200 hy­brid buses since their in­tro­duc­tion in 2010.

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Volvo’s first ful­lly elec­tric bus, the 7900 Elec­tric.

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