Volvo Buses has received an order for three all-electric and three electric hybrid 7900 single-deckers from KE’s Bussar in Kungsbacka on Sweden’s west coast, the first electrified buses in the city. They are scheduled to start operating in June 2020.
The electric 7900s will be charged using 150kW CCS chargers at the KE’s Bussar depot. Energy consumption for a Volvo electric bus is about 80% lower than for a corresponding diesel.
“We’re delighted and proud to receive this order from KE’s Bussar. It shows the strength of the offer from Volvo Buses – our ability to combine clean electric propulsion with hybrid power to suit different routes within the same operation,” says Volvo sales executive Daniel Treptow.
Kungsbacka is the fourth Swedish city to buy Volvo’s all-electric buses, after Gothenburg, Malmö (pictured) and Uddevalla. Volvo’s electric hybrid buses have been in regular operation since summer 2018 in Värnamo and also operate on route 55 in Gothenburg.
Volvo has sold over 4,200 electrified buses around the world, including to the UK, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland.