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Explore Volvo 7900 Electric

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

Maximum passenger capacity: 98 (12 m), 150 (Articulated)

Power and drivability

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.

Flexible battery configuration

Passenger capacity and driving range between charges are important parameters in deciding how to configure battery capacity to maximise the efficiency of your operation. With our flexible battery configurations, you can optimise your bus's energy storage. The 12-metre bus has a battery capacity of up to 250 kWh and the Articulated offers up to 300 kWh. And you can charge anyway you like: fast-charging with pantograph or with cable in the depot.

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Driver comfort for zero driver turnover

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.

Low interior noise

The silent atmosphere makes it easier to talk to others and you can lower the volume when listening to music. The low interior noise is also a big relief for the driver, helping to reduce stress and stay more focused and alert.

Ergonomic design

The comfortable driver’s environment in a Volvo 7900 Electric is probably one of the best available, with world-class ergonomic design and superior visibility. The smooth electric propulsion also means less vibration when driving.

Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS)

Volvo Dynamic Steering takes most of the effort out of driving a bus. The effortless manoeuvring in roundabouts and when cornering is a major benefit for the driver and significantly reduces the risk of injuries in the neck, shoulders and arms.

Safety

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.

Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection System

The Volvo 7900 Electric can be equipped with our Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection System. It’s a warning system that alerts the driver when there is a risk of collision with unprotected road users in front of the bus.

Safety Zones

Volvo Safety Zones lets you define your own areas where particularly careful driving is required. In such a zone, the vehicle's speed is automatically limited to a speed you decide, for example when passing by schools and hospitals or in your depot.

Electronic Stability Program

The Volvo 7900 Electric 12-metre version is equipped with Electronic Stability Program (ESP). It significantly reduces the risk of the bus driving off the road, both in normal and slippery road conditions.

Superior interior comfort

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.

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