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In the summer, Volvo's electric buses will begin operating in the Norwegian town of Bodø. They will be the first to provide scheduled services north of the Arctic circle. At the same time, Volvo is also testing its electric buses in warm climates as part of challenging test programmes in Spain and Mexico, among other places.
A jury of experts has distinguished the Volvo 9700 DD, a new premium model in the long-distance bus segment, with the International Sustainability Award organised by the trade journal Busplaner. The jury based its decision on the innovative aerodynamics concept for reducing fuel consumption and the option of running the vehicle on synthetic fuels or biofuels.
Anna Westerberg has been appointed as President Volvo Buses and new member of Volvo Group Management.
Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is one of Volvo Buses’ latest contributions to the transition towards sustainable public transport.
Using playfully designed electric buses from Volvo, the City of Gothenburg, Sweden wants to get more children to read. Since the new mobile libraries are both emissions free and quiet, they can drive into zero emission zones – and even into buildings.
Volvo’s bus plant in Borås, Sweden, has now become one of the first bus production facilities that relies solely on renewable energy. All the energy that the factory uses comes from renewable sources, such as hydropower and biofuels. The factory’s overall energy consumption has also been reduced by 15 per cent in just the past few years.
The new Volvo self-charging buses with hybrid power, the “S-Charge” model range have been upgraded with new capabilities and can now drive silently and emission-free on electricity at higher speeds and cover longer distances than before. This creates new possibilities to use self-charging hybrid-electric powered buses in city zero-emission zones and other sensitive areas.
First of two Volvo Electric buses will soon begin trials at the NTU Smart Campus before being extended to public roads.