With the Volvo 7900 Electric range you get the flexibility to tailor passenger capacity and charging solutions to match your operation. World-class driver ergonomics and pioneering safety are Volvo hallmarks, and our electric buses offer a silent and comfortable experience for both drivers and passengers alike.
Length: 12 m, 18 m or 18.7 m
Maximum passenger capacity: 98 (12 m), 150 (Articulated)
Volvo’s electric buses feature powerful electric Volvo drivelines and optimised transmissions, delivering power and driveability for safe operation in the most demanding conditions. The new Articulated model has a dual motor with a power output of no less than 540 hp to ensure the same reliable uphill performance as a 12-metre bus. Fully loaded, it can maintain more than 50 km/h on a 6% uphill gradient, and the Hill Start function guarantees safe starts with heavy loads even on a 20% uphill gradient.
Passenger capacity and driving range between charges 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 any more.
The Volvo 7900 Electric is designed around the driver, making driving impressively easy, quiet and comfortable. The silent workspace, the ergonomic driver’s environment and Volvo Dynamic Steering reduce stress and improve working comfort. It’s a workplace that is designed in every way to attract, recruit and retain skilled drivers and bring the driver turnover to zero.
At Volvo we always put safety first. The Volvo 7900 Electric features a range of safety technologies and driver support systems to help prevent accidents. Zone Management with Safety Zones, Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection and the option of safety belts on all seats are just a few examples.
No matter if the weather outside is Arctic cold or Mediterranean hot, the Volvo 7900 Electric has been proven to guarantee a perfect interior climate.The bus is equipped with separate automatic climate systems for the passengers and driver, ensuring optimum working conditions. The heating system is 100% emission-free all the way down to -5° C. Below that a fuel heater that can run on HVO or biodiesel for maximum environmental efficiency will support a good interior climate.