The Volvo 7900 S-Charge is the latest addition to our electromobility range. It is a smart, connected and self-charging full-hybrid. It can run solely on electricity for many parts of the route, and it extends the benefits of electromobility to busy suburban operation outside the city centre. Available as both two-axle and articulated, the Volvo 7900 S-Charge adds completely new possibilities by being part-time electric – offering full-time service. The Volvo 7900 S-Charge will help the Zero City grow.
At Volvo Buses we have a vision of the Zero City, where emissions, accidents, congestion and noise all vanish. We know that many cities share this vision. We also know that the Zero City is more than a day’s ride away. That’s why we provide solutions for all stages of that journey.
By definition, the Volvo 7900 S-Charge is an HEV, a Hybrid Electric Vehicle. It’s a self-charging electric bus, and it can run on electricity only as opposed to so- called mild hybrids. It can arrive, idle and depart from bus stops silently and cleanly. And in defined zones it can run full-electric for up to a kilometre at speeds up to 50 km/h, all depending on local conditions.
The Volvo 7900 S-Charge is self-charging and operates without charging infrastructure. This means that it can replace gas and diesel buses on any route – instantly. Using Volvo’s Zone Management, you can define zero-emission zones and safety zones to further reduce the vehicle’s environmental impact and risk of incidents. All connected and automated for the benefit of your city. These capabilities are part of our vision for the Zero City where emissions, noise, accidents and congestion vanish. We know that many cities share our vision, and we know that this vision is more than a day’s ride away. That’s why we provide solutions for all stages of that journey.
Carbon footprint in g/km of different drivelines for 12m buses in average city traffic
In the Volvo 7900 S-Charge Articulated, passenger capacity is increased to 154 passengers. That is the highest capacity of any hybrid vehicle available, taking fuel-efficient transport and productivity to a completely new level.