Nobina, the bus transport group that serves the Nordic region, has placed an order with Volvo for 60 high-capacity electric buses which will enter service in Malmö next year.
The electric bus ordered by Nobina for Malmö is the Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated, which was launched last October.
Delivery of the 60 electric buses will start in January 2021 and all the buses will be delivered by April the same year.
The buses can carry up to 150 passengers and according to Volvo are 80 per cent more energy-efficient than corresponding diesel models.
The 7900 Electric Articulated’s battery can be quick-charged via OppCharge stations located on the bus route, or when parked in the depot.
The buses will operate on route 5 and 7 in Malmö.
Håkan Agnevall, president of Volvo Buses said: “In a short space of time we have taken orders for 220 electric buses from two of Sweden’s largest cities. This shows that electric buses are already a viable solution for cities that want public transport with long-term sustainability – buses that make concrete improvements to the environment.”
Volvo said its 7900 Electric Articulated is prepared to be able to run in restricted areas with particularly tough standards for noise, exhaust emissions and speed, for instance in zero-emission zones and indoor bus stops.