VOLVO ADDS FULL ELECTRIC TO POPULAR HYBRID STABLE
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.
Volvo’s first fullly electric bus, the 7900 Electric.