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Volvo Buses secures first order for Volvo 7900 Electric buses with bodies built by MCV

Luxembourg operator DEMY SCHANDELER S.àr.l. (Demy Cars) has ordered 15 Volvo 7900 Electric buses to operate in intercity traffic. It is the first order for Volvo electric buses with Volvo 7900 Electric bodies built by MCV. The order shows confidence in Volvo Buses’ new partnership with bodybuilder MCV, with the buses set to be delivered in spring 2025.
Volvo 7900 Electric buses parked in front of a garage.
The Volvo Electric 7900 buses are set to be delivered in spring 2025.

The new order closely follows the announcement in September of Volvo Buses’ agreement with MCV to body the Volvo 7900 Electric and Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses under license. The agreement marked an important step forward in Volvo Buses’ new business model in Europe.

“We are of course very pleased that we can already take the first order of our Volvo 7900 Electric, built in partnership with MCV. It shows the confidence that our customer has in our brand and organization and that we will continue to be a strong player in the European market, offering a wide range of buses in the premium segment for public transport,” says Dan Pettersson, Senior Vice President, Volvo Buses.

Contracted by RGTR, bus operator DEMY SCHANDELER S.àr.l. is Volvo Buses' most recent partner in Luxembourg and has been operating 10 Volvo 7900 Electric buses since the beginning of 2023. This successful collaboration has helped to secure the latest order for 15 Volvo 7900 Electric.

“This order is a great achievement! The trust in our partnership with DEMY SCHANDELER S.àr.l. has been built over the year, based on excellent uptime and the reactivity of the aftermarket organization, with the strong support of our local dealer,” says Laurent Bravetti, Director Volvo Bus Luxembourg, Benelux.

“Included in our total fleet of around 400 urban buses, coaches and electric buses as well as 160 mini-buses, Volvo has become one of our pillars in the transition to electromobility. Having successfully driven 800,000 kilometers in eleven months with the 10 Volvo 7900 Electric buses has strengthened confidence in the product,” says Laurent Schandeler, CEO of DEMY SCHANDELER S.àr.l.

The 15 buses set to be delivered in spring 2025 will be an updated version of the current Volvo 7900 Electric. The buses are 12 meters long and they will feature a 470kWh battery configuration, providing a flexible and efficient operation.

“With our strong partnership with MCV in full swing and our first order already underway, everything is now in place to fulfill the high demands of our European customers. What’s more, we can now drive our premium electric solutions forward, with new possibilities in the near future,” says Dan Pettersson.

Volvo Buses will continue to be the point of contact for customers regarding spare parts and services for buses built in partnership with MCV.


7 December 2023

For more information, contact: Joakim Kenndal, Head of Media Relations, Volvo Buses, phone: +46 739 02 51 50 or email:

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