GS Buss, subsidiary of Goteborgs Sparvagar, and Public Transport Authority, Vasttrafik, are buying 30 all-electric buses from Volvo. It is claimed to be the biggest single order that Volvo has so far received for this bus model.
More than 60 Volvo hybrid buses are already operating in Gothenburg as part of the ‘ElectriCity‘ framework. The buses will have 200 kWh battery capacity and will be charged at the route’s end stops and in the depot. GS Buss will be responsible for the charging infrastructure. The buses are supposed to be delivered in the third quarter of 2019.
Hakan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses said, “It’s great to put more electric buses on the road in Volvo’s home city. We know that the electric buses on route 55 are highly appreciated by passengers, drivers and local residents alike.”
Volvo will provide all maintenance for both the vehicles and their batteries at a fixed monthly cost.
Volvo recently announced the sale of 23 electric buses to Leiden in the Netherlands and another 17 to Oslo. Volvo has now sold electric buses to Britain, Denmark, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore and Sweden.
In addition to the all-electric Volvo 7900 Electric the Volvo Buses range of electrified vehicles encompasses hybrid buses and electric hybrids (plug-in hybrids). Volvo claims to have sold more than 4000 electrified buses globally.