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Volvo BZL Electric single decker buses enter service

The first of Volvo’s BZL Electric single decker will operate in West Scotland as UK orders for the new model begin.

The single-deck bus, to enter operation with Stagecoach West Scotland (SWS), has been developed in partnership with MCV Bus and Coach, with the bodywork tailored specifically for UK fleets.

It is offered in both single deck and double deck variants, with vehicle lengths from 9.7m to 12.9m, and with a low-entry or full low floor option available, together with models featuring either single or twin door configurations.

Domenico Bondi, managing director of Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, said: “This has been a fantastic project to work on with Stagecoach West Scotland.

“We both share the same goal of delivering clean, quiet, reliable and energy efficient public transport, and the new Volvo BZL Electric buses are perfectly suited for this mission.”

SWS’s order comes after the operator, which covers East, South and North Ayrshire, put six Volvo 7900 Electric buses into service at its Kilmarnock depot.