With the Volvo BZL Electric you get proven e-mobility technology, high passenger capacity and charging solutions to match your operation. A premium chassis built to the highest standards is the foundation of our electric buses, offering a silent and comfortable experience for both drivers and passengers alike.
The Volvo BZL Electric comes with multiple options for the bodybuilder. Wheelbase and overhang can easily be adapted to a body design that meets the operational requirement. The component packaging is developed for maximum serviceability. Add to that the location of the energy storage units, providing excellent load distribution. The Volvo BZL Electric chassis design is simply focused on top quality in efficient manufacturing of a premium electric city bus.
Volvo’s electric buses feature powerful electric Volvo drivelines and optimised transmissions, delivering power and drivability for safe operation in the most demanding conditions. The driveline can be configured as a single or dual motor unit with a power output of no less than 540 hp. This makes the Volvo BZL Electric an untiring hill climber and will allow for swift and smooth operation even on the tightest schedules.
Passenger capacity, driving range between charges and not least climate are important parameters in deciding how to configure the on-board energy storage system. At Volvo we’ve taken this an important step further. Together with the operator we determine the energy demand for the route, and then we guarantee that this capacity will be available. We offer this as the useable energy commitment, and your benefit is that there’s no need to worry about batteries anymore.
The Volvo BZL Electric is designed to make driving impressively easy, quiet and comfortable. The extensive adjustment possibilities and the ergonomic dashboard layout reduce stress and improve working comfort. Add to that the consistent and predictable behaviour of Volvo’s chassis design. It’s a workplace made to attract, recruit and retain skilled drivers and bring the driver turnover to zero.
All the chassis and driveline components in our vehicles are developed, designed and manufactured by Volvo, which means we take full responsibility for function and quality. That's also why we partner up with the best bodybuilders, safeguarding the premium qualities of our vehicles.
At Volvo we always put safety first. The Volvo BZL Electric has structural safety built in from the very start. Suspension, driveline and brakes help the driver to stay in control and avoid incidents. And with Volvo’s Zone Management you can add Safety Zones to further reduce risks in certain areas.
We always strive to do more, to ensure that our customers can fulfil their commitment and run reliable, safe and sustainable operations. Aiming for zero unplanned downtime, we don’t just deliver clean electric buses to our customers. We deliver complete, transparent and connected solutions. Our goal is to offer, deliver and maintain the world’s most responsible electric bus systems.
Volvo was the first to deliver hybrids and electric buses of European standards for commercial operation. Our solutions have been proven in daily traffic for millions and millions of kilometres, top ranked in uptime. Tried, tested and trusted – that’s advanced technology the Volvo way.